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UK Risk Register Details for Groundnut ringspot virus

This record was last updated on 03/05/2023

Common Names

  • GRSV

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)

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

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain).



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
Finland Absent Eradicated
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Argentina Present
South Africa Present
Central America
Puerto Rico Present
Dominican Republic Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Begonia L.
  • Boerhaavia repens ssp. viscosa L.
  • Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees
  • Capsicum chinense Jacq./L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Coriandrum sativum L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinners
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Lactuca dregeana Dc.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Physalis peruviana L.
  • Pisum sativum Linnaeus
  • Solanum americanum Mill.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Physalis philadelphica Lam.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain).

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Virus affecting begonia, salad and other crops. First European outbreak detected in Finland in 2015, now eradicated.

Risk Records for this Pest