UK Risk Register Details for Meloidogyne incognita

Common Names

  • Eelworm, root-knot
  • Nematode, root-knot
  • Nematode, southern root-knot
  • Root gall nematode
  • Root-knot nematode

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

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
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Estonia Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Latvia Present
Malta Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Humulus lupulus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2007)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

Mainly a tropical nematode pest with potential to survive in UK glasshouse environment, but no major risk of entry due to industry practices.

Risk Records for this Pest