Host a Tomato-Potato Pysyllid Trap

There's some insects we don't want in the ecosystem, of course, Tomato-Potato Psyllid (TPP) being one.  Biosecurity Tasmania is asking for landholders to host a TPP trap on their farm, it's super simple and super useful to ag industries and the state. 

The 2019-2020 National Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP) Survey is being conducted to check for and re-affirm that Tasmania remains free from this significant biosecurity pest.
Tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) (Bactericera cockerelli) was first detected near Perth WA in February 2017. It is an exotic plant pest in its own right, however it can also host a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, that causes zebra chip disease in potato tubers. Tomato-potato psyllid is therefore a serious biosecurity threat to potato, tomato and capsicum crops. 

While Tasmania is currently free from TPP it’s important we remain vigilant.

Read how to register your interest.​​

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