UK Risk Register Details for Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri on dessert pears

Common Names

  • Decline of pear
  • Leaf curl of pear
  • Moria disease of pear
  • Pear leaf curl

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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Common Pathways

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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 12

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Moldova Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Serbia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
North America Present
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Africa
Libya Present
Tunisia Present
Asia Present
Azerbaijan Present
Iran Present
Lebanon Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

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Pyrus communis

Major Hosts

  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Pyrus pyraster Burgsd.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A2, EC IAII

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action in line with EU Directive requirements

General Comments

The pest and vector are already present in the UK. Regulation appears to have been ineffective at preventing entry and establishment. A change of regulatory status is being considered at EU level. Industry may also want to review their management practices.