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UK Risk Register Details for Tobacco ringspot virus

This record was last updated on 01/03/2022

Common Names

  • bud blight of soybean
  • Tobacco ringspot virus 1
  • Tobacco ringspot virus: tobacco, soybean

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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

Common Pathways

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

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Hungary Present
Lithuania Present
Netherlands Present
Czech Republic Present under eradication
Slovakia Absent Absent, pest eradicated
Italy Present
Russia Present
Serbia Present
Türkiye Present
Ukraine Present
Poland Present
North America
Mexico Present
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Egypt Present
Malawi Present
Nigeria Present
Georgia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Japan Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Central America
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Glycine max, Nicotiana tabacum

Major Hosts

  • Anemone L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Cornus L.
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Fraxinus L.
  • Gladiolus L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Iris L.
  • Lupinus L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Mentha L.
  • Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Pelargonium L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Petunia Juss.
  • Phlox subulata L.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
  • Rubus fruticosus Linnaeus
  • Sambucus L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Sophora microphylla Ait.
  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Vitis vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2018)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Regulated virus of certain ornamental and fruit crops, believed to be present at low levels in the UK. Regulatory status should be reviewed to reflect current distribution with the aim of protecting crops which could suffer economic impacts.

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