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UK Risk Register Details for Tomato yellow leaf curl virus

This record was last updated on 08/12/2022

Common Names

  • leaf curl
  • tomato yellow leaf curl virus

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
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 80

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulated non quarantine pest (Northern Ireland). EPPO A2



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Türkiye Present
Cyprus Present
France Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Portugal Present
Spain Present
North America Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America Present
Venezuela Present
Oceania Present
Australia Present
New Caledonia Present
Kenya Present Not widely distributed
Algeria Present
Benin Present
Burkina Faso Present
Cabo Verde Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Ghana Present
Libya Present
Mali Present
Mauritius Present
Morocco Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Senegal Present
Sudan Present
Tanzania Present
Tunisia Present
Asia Present
Georgia Present
Bahrain Present
Bangladesh Present
China Present
India Present
Iran Present
Iraq Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
Kuwait Present
Lebanon Present
Nepal Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Yemen Present
South Korea Present
Laos Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Capsicum

Major Hosts

  • Acalypha australis L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinners
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Petunia x hybrida Horti Vilmorin-Andrieux
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum elaeagnifolium Cavara
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vigna Savi
  • Viola prionantha Bunge

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulated non quarantine pest (Northern Ireland). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings in Great Britain. Statutory action on specified hosts in Northern Ireland.

General Comments

Regulated virus pest of tomato, vectored by tobacco whitefly (Bemisa tabaci), which is itself a regulated pest in the UK.

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