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Import Requirement 46 – Tomato Potato Psyllid Hosts and Vectors (June 2018)

Biosecurity Tasmania wish to advise that Import Requirement 46 relating to hosts and vectors of tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (syn. Trioza cockerelli Šulc)) has been formally declared on 8 June 2018.

This import requirement is in response to the detection and establishment of tomato potato psyllid (TPP) ​​​in the Perth metropolitan area, Western Australia, and as a precautionary measure in the event the psyllid is detected in other parts of Australia.

TPP is recognised internationally as a very serious pest of solanaceous hosts like potato, tomato, capsicum and eggplant. The potato processing industry in Tasmania is considered to be a very important agricultural industry sector in the State, generating $100 -150 million per annum.

 

The Import Requirement 46 – Tomato Potato Psyllid Hosts and Vectors is effective from 22 June 2018.

 

 

Download the Import Requirement 46 Tomato Potato Psyllid Hosts and Vectors​ from the Biosecurity Tasmania website​

 

 

For more information on tomato potato psyllid, visit the Biosecurity Tasmania website.