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UK Risk Register Details for Xanthomonas vesicatoria

This record was last updated on 07/04/2020

Common Names

  • Bacterial leaf spot of tomato
  • Bacterial lefa blight of tomato and pepper
  • Bacterial scab of tomato
  • Bacterial spot of fruit and tomato and pepper
  • Bacterial stem blight of tomato and pepper
  • Black spot
  • Leaf spot of tomato
  • Pepper baterial spot, bacterial scab, black spot
  • Stem canker of tomato

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)
  • Seeds
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 2
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

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
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 Absent
Austria Present
Bulgaria Present
Czech Republic Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Romania Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
France Present
Russia Present
Serbia Present
Turkey Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Paraguay Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Brazil Present
Argentina Present
Fiji Present
Micronesia Present
New Caledonia Present
New Zealand Present
Palau Present
Tonga Present
Australia Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Malawi Present
Morocco Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Senegal Present
Seychelles Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Tunisia Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
India Present
Israel Present
Kazakhstan Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Taiwan Present
Azerbaijan Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Lucia Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present

Type of Pest

  • Bacterium

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Capsicum annuum, Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Bacterial disease of tomatoes and peppers which can severely reduce fruit quality. The pathogen could enter on plants and seeds, but appears to be currently controlled by regulation and industry practices.

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