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.