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UK Risk Register Details for Beet curly top virus

This record was last updated on 11/03/2020

Common Names

  • Beet curly top
  • Curly top of beet
  • Green dwarf of potato
  • Sugarbeet curly leaf
  • Sugarbeet curly top
  • Tomato yellows
  • Western yellow blight
  • Yellows 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)

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
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
Cyprus Present
Italy Present
Turkey Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Bolivia Present
Uruguay Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
India Present
Iran Present
Japan Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Beta vulgaris

Major Hosts

  • Apium graveolens L.
  • Atriplex patula L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Cannabis sativa ssp. sativa L.
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Chenopodium L.
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Datura ferox L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Polygonum aviculare L.
  • Rumex L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Stellaria media (L.) Vill./Cyr.
  • Umbelliferae
  • Caryophyllaceae (family)
  • Asteraceae (family)
  • Brassicaceae (family)
  • Fabaceae (family)
  • Chenopodiaceae (family)
  • Geraniaceae (family)
  • Linaceae (family)
  • Violiaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Virus of beet and many other vegetables. Import requirements currently mitigate introductions from outside Europe.

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