UK Risk Register Details for Blueberry shock virus

This record was last updated on 06/04/2022

Common Names

  • Blueberry necrotic shock virus

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)
  • Plants for planting (with soil)

Common Pathways

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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

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
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Vaccinium (specifically blueberry production)

Major Hosts

  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated non quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action in line with current regulation, but proposed awareness raising and further review to determine UK status.

General Comments

Blueberry virus present in North America causing dieback of stems and variable levels of yield loss. Plants may recover fully in subsequent seasons following infection, and in some cases the cost of replanting can outweigh the economic costs caused by reduced yields. Watching brief on UK status in line with increased awareness raising.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Current distribution

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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