New Defra Pest Risk Assessments (PRA) published for review on the portal:
- Tomato mottle mosaic virus
- Lycorma delicatula
- Corythucha ciliata
We are also seeking views on a future policy approach for solanaceous pospiviroids (Citrus exocortis viroid, Columnea latent viroid, Pepper chat fruit viroid and Tomato planta macho viroid), taking account of conclusions from the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) opinion.
The relevant documents can be found on the Pest Risk Analysis page.
A PRA is the process of evaluating biological or other scientific and economical evidence to determine whether an organism is a pest or pathogen, if it should be regulated and to identify control measures to be taken against it. For further information on Defra's approach to PRAs and to view all current PRAs published for review please visit the PRA section of the portal.