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UK Risk Register Details for Meloidogyne luci

This record was last updated on 30/10/2023

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Plants for planting (with soil)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Soil/growing medium
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Potato bags
  • vehicles/containers

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Portugal Present
Greece Present
Italy Present
Türkiye Present
United Kingdom Absent
Slovenia Present (Limited) under eradication.
Serbia Present (Limited) Present at one site currently
South America
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Iran Present
Central America
Guatemala Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Food crops and ornamentals

Major Hosts

  • Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Antirrhinum majus L.
  • Brassica oleracea var. italica L.
  • Cordyline australis (Forster F.) Hooker F./Endlicher
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Daucus carota L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
  • Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Oxalis corniculata L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Polymnia sonchifolia Poepp. & Endl.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Actinidia deliciosa (A. Chev.) Liang & A.R. Ferg.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

Slovenia (2018)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action

General Comments

Polyphagous nematode pest, present in parts of Europe, with the potential to cause damage to outdoor and glasshouse crops, if introduced to the UK. Import restrictions mitigate risk of entry from outside Europe, although there is a risk of introduction from parts of Europe where it is present.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Impact on potato crops in the UK climate.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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