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UK Risk Register Details for Dothistroma septosporum

This record was last updated on 12/05/2021

Common Names

  • Dothistroma needle blight
  • Red band needle blight

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • 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)
  • Cut flowers or branches

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 50

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Sweden Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Norway Present
Serbia Present
Switzerland Present
Ireland Present
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Croatia Present
Czech Republic Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Latvia Present
Lithuania Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
Spain Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Oceania Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Africa Present
Kenya Present
Malawi Present
South Africa Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Georgia Present
Bhutan Present
Brunei Present
China Present
India Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
Sri Lanka Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Guatemala Present
Nicaragua Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Larix decidua Mill.
  • Pinus L.
  • Pinus caribaea Morelet
  • Pinus contorta Dougl. Ex Loud.
  • Pinus halepensis Mill.
  • Pinus mugo ssp. mugo Turra
  • Pinus muricata D.Don
  • Pinus nigra Arnold
  • Pinus pinaster Soland In Ait.
  • Pinus pinea L.
  • Pinus ponderosa Dougl. Ex P. & C.Laws.
  • Pinus radiata D.Don
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus
  • Pinus thunbergii Parl.
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Mirbel) Franco

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

EFSA (2013)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Fungal pest of pine, already present in UK of particular concern in Scotland.

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