Industry information

Commercial horticulture producers, particularly in regional areas, should continue to check for signs of the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). Report any suspect signs of the psyllid immediately to DAFWA through the MyPestGuide Reporter app and do not undertake any treatment or control.

See the video below on how to check for TPP. You can also download instructions on how to trap TPP on your property and send traps to DAFWA for analysis.

You can also report findings to DAFWA via web, phone or email:

  • Send a photo report via the MyPestGuide web page
  • Email photos with your name, address and mobile number to info@agric.wa.gov.au
  • Call the Pest and Disease Information Service on 1800 084 881.

Commercial growers should ensure good farm biosecurity procedures are in place to prevent the entry, establishment and spread of pests and diseases. More information on biosecurity is available at the Farm Biosecurity website.

Pest Exclusion Notices

The National Management Group has decided that it is not technically feasible to eradicate TPP in Western Australia. As a result Pest Exclusion Notices will no longer be issued. This means producers will be able to make their own decisions in consultation with their agronomists on whether treatment for the psyllid is required.

With the notices being rescinded, the obligation for producers to segregate and perform chemical spray treatments on seedlings transported from within the Quarantine Area has been removed.

Seedling originating from the Quarantine Area will continue to require treatment for the tomato potato psyllid and testing for Candidatus liberibacter solanacearum prior to being moved.

DAFWA recommends for growers to implement a process to ensure that product entering their property meets their biosecurity requirements by using a vendor declaration and continuing to ensure good biosecurity processes remain in place.

Interstate trade

New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory have emergency interstate movement controls in place for the psyllid and Candidatus liberibacter solanacearum  host fruit, vegetables and plant material, and used machinery and equipment from WA. NSW, Victoria and South Australia have also introduced additional restrictions on a much broader range of conditional non-host plants and produce. Full details of the entry conditions are updated on the NSW, Victorian and South Australian department websites.

Please see the Market Access page for more information on Interstate trade.
 

Page last updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 9:48am