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.
Look out for Tomato potato psyllid
Learn more about Tomato potato psyllid (PDF, 246.37 KB)
Further information about tomato potato psyllid including photos to help identify it and the current situation in Western Australia are now available on the DAFWA website.
When checking your plants or crops look for the signs and symptoms of tomato potato psyllid described in this fact sheet.
If you suspect you have found tomato potato psyllid please contact NSW DPI by
Emailing clear photos with a brief explanation and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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