UK Risk Register Details for Meloidogyne incognita

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 08/01/2021, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 08/01/2021

Common Names

  • Nematode, root-knot
  • Root gall nematode
  • Root-knot eelworm
  • Root-knot nematode
  • Southern 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

Regulated non quarantine pest (Northern Ireland)

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

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Humulus lupulus L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Olea europaea Linnaeus
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Prunus salicina Lindl.
  • 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)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest (Northern Ireland)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action in line with legislation

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.