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Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum is an exotic pest to Australia. It can affect both solanaceous and apiaceous crops.
To produce potatoes with high specific gravity follow good agronomic practices. Use high quality seed of the correct variety. Plant the variety at the right spacing and time of year.
Potato virus Y (PVY) is an aphid-borne virus that causes yield losses and tuber quality defects in commercial potato crops.
Globodera rostochiensis, golden or potato cyst nematode (PCN) and G.
Leaf eating ladybirds are a relatively minor pest of potatoes in Indonesia and Western Australia, but should be monitored.
Green peach aphid is a virus vector for potato crops in Indonesia and Western Australia, but a minor direct pest.
Root-knot nematodes are plant-parasitic round worms with a broad host range which includes many important horticultural crops, pastures and some weed species.
Cluster caterpillar is a minor pest of potatoes in Indonesia and Western Australia but growers should understand it.
Soft rot can cause heavy losses in stored potatoes if not properly managed, creating a perception of poor quality in export seed potato markets.
African black beetle (Heteronychus arator), is native to southern Africa. It has been present in Western Australia since the 1930s and occurs in the wetter coastal regions.