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Pest risk analyses

Read more about Defra's approach to Pest risk analysis.

We welcome views and comments on the PRAs. In submitting any comments you may wish to focus on the summary, key uncertainties and conclusion sections of the risk assessment and to consider the following:

  • Are any factual corrections required?
  • Your view on the appropriateness of the suggested proposals for future actions?
  • Can you provide any additional information (or links to other sources of information) that may help address uncertainty identified in the assessment/management measures?
  • Are there any risks that have not been adequately considered?
  • Have you reviewed the risk assessment and consider that you have nothing further to add?

Any comments should be sent by the date specified, in writing to:

The Risk and Horizon Scanning team,
the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs,
Room 11G31,
Sand Hutton,
YO41 1LZ.

or by email to plantpestsrisks@defra.gov.uk

Comments received will not be attributed to individuals without permission in any published summary, but may have to be released if a request is received under the Environmental Information Regulations.

Only PRAs currently published for review are displayed on this page. A list of all pests for which a PRA is available can be accessed via the plant health portal search facility along with the current list of pests for which development of a PRA is considered a priority following addition to the risk register.  PRAs for specific pests are also accessible via their individual entry on the plant health risk register.  

We are aware that the plant health portal contains hundreds of PDF documents. We are currently reviewing and revising our documents to make them more accessible. If you want a particular document in an accessible format please contact email address above.

PRAs currently under review:

Pest Name Cover Letter/Explanatory Note       Pest Risk Analysis     Comment by
Diaprepes abbreviatus Cover letter PRA 14th August 2024











Latest Pest Risk Analyses