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UK Risk Register Details for Aphelenchoides fragariae

This record was last updated on 02/03/2023

Common Names

  • leaf and bud nematode
  • Strawberry crimp nematode
  • Strawberry spring dwarf nematode

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

Common Pathways

  • show / hide

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
France Present
Germany Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Latvia Present
Moldova Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present (Limited) Azores, Madeira
Russia Present
Slovakia Present
Spain Present (Limited) Canary Islands
Sweden Present
Switzerland Present
Ukraine Present
United Kingdom Present (Widespread)
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Indonesia Present
China Present
India Present
Japan Present
Kyrgyzstan Present
South Korea Present
Russia Present
Central America
Cuba Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Aphelenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Major Hosts

  • Allium cepa L.
  • Allium sativum L.
  • Anigozanthos Labill.
  • Anthurium andraeanum Andre
  • Asplenium nidus L.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Begonia L.
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
  • Chenopodium album L.
  • Chloranthus spicatus (Thunb.) Makino
  • Cornus canadensis L.
  • Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
  • Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Ficus elastica Roxb. Ex Hornem.
  • Ficus macrophylla Desf. ex Pers.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Helianthus tuberosus L.
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus
  • Hosta Tratt.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Lamium maculatum L.
  • Lilium L.
  • Maranta leuconeura E.Morr.
  • Osmunda regalis L.
  • Polygonum blumei Meissn.
  • Primula L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Psychotria nervosa Sw.
  • Pteris L.
  • Rhododendron simsii Planch.
  • Rorippa atrovirens (Hornem.) Ohwi & Hara
  • Ruscus hypophyllum L.
  • Saintpaulia ionantha H.Wendl.
  • Saxifraga L.
  • Senecio vulgaris L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Stellaria media (L.) Vill./Cyr.
  • Tolmiea menziesii (Pursh) Torr. & A.Gray
  • Veronica arvensis L.
  • Viola odorata L.
  • Weigela Thunb.
  • Hydrangea macrophylla

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

The Risk Register entry for this pest is extremely incomplete and it cannot be compared with other pests on the Risk Register at the current time. As this is a Regulated Non Quarantine Pest (RNQP) listed in the legislation, we are making available the information we have gathered on the pest so far. It is possible that we will add new information to this pest entry in due course, but as there are a great many RNQPs this may take some time.

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