Tomato Potato Psyllid - current situation

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Current situation in Western Australia

Tomato potato psyllid is an exotic plant pest that has been detected in Australia for the first time. The psyllid was identified in February 2017 and has been detected in several Perth backyard vegetable crops and a commercial property north of Perth.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is working with the Western Australian horticulture industry to undertake surveillance and respond to the detection of tomato potato psyllid. The impacted properties have been quarantined by DAFWA.

What to look for

When checking your plants or crops look for the signs and symptoms of tomato potato psyllid described in this fact sheet.

Reporting tomato potato psyllid in NSW

If you suspect you have found tomato potato psyllid please contact NSW DPI by

  • Calling the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881

Emailing clear photos with a brief explanation and contact details to biosecurity@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Legislation

In response to the detection of tomato potato psyllid in Western Australia, NSW DPI has imposed restrictions on the importation of host plant material (including fruit), used agricultural machinery and used packaging, effective immediately.


Released/reviewed: 27 March 2017