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DAFWA Tomato-potato psyllid update
Tomato-potato psyllid Industry Update June 2018
The national Transition to management plan aimed to improve the capacity of the horticulture sector to manage TPP, and build confidence around the status of the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) associated with TPP.
Transitioning to management followed national agreement TPP cannot be eradicated and efforts should focus on management.
The Transition to management plan was a national project seeking to benefit both Western Australia where TPP has been detected, and other states not yet managing TPP. The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development led the implementation of the plan, working closely with industry and the national TPP coordinator appointed through AUSVEG.
The plan included the following major activities:
Targeted surveillance for TPP/CLso complex during Spring 2017 and Autumn 2018 in WA
Scientific research to improve understanding of TPP, its biology and options for control
Management of TPP through the development of national and enterprise management plans
Market access and trade.