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UK Risk Register Details for Pratylenchus brachyurus

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 03/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 03/08/2020

Common Names

  • Root lesion nematode

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
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Cyprus Present
Türkiye Present
Bulgaria Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present (Limited)
South America
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Benin Present
Botswana Present
Cameroon Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Egypt Present
Gambia Present
Ghana Present
Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Senegal Present
South Africa Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
Brunei Present
Georgia Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Malaysia Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Singapore Present
Sri Lanka Present
Uzbekistan Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Acer rubrum L.
  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Casuarina equisetifolia L. Ex J.R. & G.Forst.
  • Chrysanthemum coronarium L.
  • Cymbopogon citratus (Dc.) Stapf
  • Dianthus barbatus L.
  • Digitaria decumbens Stent
  • Dioscorea L.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Ex A.Juss.) Muell.Arg.
  • Ligustrum L.
  • Liriodendron tulipifera L.
  • Mentha L.
  • Myrtus communis L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
  • Phaseolus lunatus L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Rosa multiflora Thunb. Ex Murr.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Syzygium Gaertn.
  • Theobroma cacao L.
  • Tipuana tipu (Benth.) O.Kuntze
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action on findings.

General Comments

Root feeding nematode pest with a wide host range, unlikely to establish in the UK.