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UK Risk Register Details for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 23/07/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 23/07/2020

Common Names

  • Fusarium wilt of banana
  • Panama disease of banana
  • Vascular wilt of banana

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 6

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Unknown
Türkiye Present
Portugal Present (Limited) Madeira
Spain Present (Limited) Canary Isles
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
Marshall Islands Present
Micronesia Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Tonga Present
Benin Present
Burkina Faso Present
Burundi Present
Cameroon Present
Comoros Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Ghana Present
Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mali Present
Mauritania Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Niger Present
Nigeria Present
Rwanda Present
Senegal Present
Sierra Leone Present
South Africa Present
Tanzania Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Jordan Present
Lebanon Present
Malaysia Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Barbados Present
Belize Present
Cayman Islands Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Haiti Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Lucia Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
British Virgin Islands Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Major Hosts

  • Heliconia L.
  • Musa L.
  • Musa x paradisiaca Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Fungal pathogen present in many banana growing regions of the world, where it can have major impacts depending on species and cultivar of the host. Of little plant health risk to the UK, although botanic collections and others who grow banana plants may wish to source planting material carefully.