Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Biosecurity advisory

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

 To download the Import Requirement, click here.

For more information on tomato potato psyllid, visit:

Biosecurity Tasmania website

Outbreak website

WA Department of Agriculture website