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UK Risk Register Details for Groundnut bud necrosis virus

This record was last updated on 03/05/2023

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). Regulation of main thrips vector



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
Bangladesh Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Sri Lanka Present
Thailand Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Total protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Acalypha indica L.
  • Achyranthes aspera L.
  • Allium cepa L.
  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don
  • Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta (L.) Schott
  • Commelina benghalensis Linnaeus
  • Corchorus capsularis L.
  • Corchorus trilocularis L.
  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Helianthus annuus L.
  • Jasminum sambac (Linnaeus) Aiton
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phalaenopsis Blume
  • Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
  • Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Phaseolus pubescens Blume
  • Physalis minima L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Sesamum indicum L.
  • Sesbania rostrata Bremek. & Oberm.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Trifolium subterraneum L.
  • Vigna Savi

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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Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain).

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Polyphagous virus which could pose a risk to UK plant health if introduced, particularly with its known vector (Thrips palmi).

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

The level of impact that the virus is likely to have in the UK compared to its current range


Current distribution






UK distribution

Risk Records for this Pest