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UK Risk Register Details for Phomopsis vaccinii

This record was last updated on 02/03/2022

Common Names

  • Fruit rot of blueberry
  • Phomopsis canker and dieback of blueberry
  • Storage rot of blueberry
  • Twig blight of blueberry
  • Viscid rot of blueberry

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)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain. Northern Ireland may differ),

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
Latvia Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Asia
China Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Vaccinium

Major Hosts

  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vaccinium ashei Reade
  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton
  • Vaccinium oxycoccos Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated quarantine pest (Great Britain. Northern Ireland may differ) (as Diaporthe vaccini), EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against regulated hosts

General Comments

Regulated fungal pest of Vaccinium. It has previously been found (and eradicated) from various countries in Europe including the UK, though it is still present in Latvia.

Risk Records for this Pest