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UK Risk Register Details for Meloidogyne minor

This record was last updated on 27/07/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Soil/growing medium
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Passengers

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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] 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
Portugal Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Belgium Present
Ireland Present
Netherlands Present
North America
United States Present (Limited)
South America
Chile Present
New Zealand Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Major Hosts

  • Agrostis L.
  • Agrostis stolonifera L.
  • Anagallis arvensis L.
  • Avena L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Festuca L.
  • Poaceae
  • Hordeum L.
  • Lolium L.
  • Lolium perenne L.
  • Medicago lupulina L.
  • Poa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2005) EPPO (2006)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Nematode pest mainly affecting turf. Previously found in UK and likely to be spreading. Relevant industries e.g. turf producers, potato growers, should monitor the situation and take appropriate action to protect themselves.

Risk Records for this Pest