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.
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