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Western Australia releases latest update on presence of tomato potato psyllid

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia (DPIRD WA) has released the latest industry update on the presence of the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) in the state. This update, which is available in English or Vietnamese, contains information on a range of related areas, including the wind-up of the transition to management phase for the response, a snapshot of results from TPP research and development, and reminders about pre-harvest control options and the Quarantine Area currently in place in Western Australia. The TPP research and development profiled in this latest industry update includes laboratory trials on insecticides; laboratory trials on biological control agents (BCAs); glasshouse trials on the efficacy of insecticides with BCAs against TPP in capsicum, tomato and potato; and laboratory trials on post-harvest disinfestation. There continues to be no detection of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) in Australia to date. Read more