UK Risk Register Details for Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici UG99

Common Names

  • Rust, black stem: wheat
  • Rust, black: wheat
  • Rust, leaf: wheat
  • Rust, stem: wheat

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Natural spread

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
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] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 3
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 15

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Cereal pathogen surveys

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

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
United Kingdom Absent
Africa
Egypt Present
Eritrea Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Mozambique Present
Rwanda Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Asia
Iran Present
Yemen Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Triticum

Major Hosts

  • Berberis L.
  • Mahonia Nutt.
  • Triticum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2008)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Potential high risk to wheat crops but unlikely to come direct to the UK. Continue to monitor spread in countries of higher risk. Suggest PRA done at EU level.

General Comments

A pest representing a potentially high risk to a major UK crop (wheat). However the pathway for entry is unlikely to be direct into the UK and currently industry practice and legislation, in combination, appear to effectively mitigate risk.