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 the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development through the MyPestGuide Reporter app.

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

Following extensive surveillance, a decision was made by the National Management Group that it is not technically feasible to eradicate TPP in Western Australia. As a result, Pest Exclusion Notices are no longer issued for detection of TPP on properties within the Quarantine Area.

As of 1 November 2017, a Quarantine Area Notice is in place which requires TPP host plants originating from the designated Quarantine Area to be treated in an approved manner prior to being moved to areas outside of the Quarantine Area.

Research by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development aims to confirm the efficacy of different chemistry to increase TPP control options available to growers.

The department recommends growers implement a process to ensure product entering their property meets their biosecurity requirements by using a vendor declaration, and continue to ensure good biosecurity processes are 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: Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 10:28am