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UK Risk Register Details for Iris yellow spot virus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 09/06/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 09/06/2020

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)
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Austria Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
Serbia Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
Canada Present
South America
Ecuador Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
South Africa Present
Reunion Present
Egypt Present
Kenya Present
Mauritius Present
Uganda Present
India Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Indonesia Present
Pakistan Present
Sri Lanka Present
Tajikistan Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Guatemala Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Allium ampeloprasum L.
  • Allium cepa L.
  • Allium fistulosum L.
  • Allium porrum L.
  • Allium sativum L.
  • Alstroemeria L.
  • Amaranthus hybridus Linnaeus
  • Amaranthus retroflexus L.
  • Amaranthus spinosus L.
  • Ambrosia L.
  • Arctium minus (Hill) Bernh.
  • Chenopodium album L.
  • Chrysanthemum L.
  • Cichorium intybus L.
  • Clivia miniata Regel
  • Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
  • Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinners
  • Geranium carolinianum L.
  • Hippeastrum hybrids
  • Iris L.
  • Iris x hollandica Hortulanorum
  • Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.
  • Lactuca serriola L./Torn.
  • Lilium hybrids
  • Pelargonium x hortorum L.H.Bailey
  • Portulaca oleracea L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Rumex crispus L.
  • Scindapsus Schott.
  • Setaria viridis (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
  • Taraxacum officinale Weber In Wiggers
  • Tribulus terrestris L.
  • Vicia sativa L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2007, 2016) EPPO (2007)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Virus pest increasingly widespread elsewhere in Europe, with no reports of significant damage and treatments available to growers against the vector (Thrips tabaci).