In response to the presence of tomato potato psyllid (TPP) in Western Australia, the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has completed a series of laboratory and glasshouse trials on the performance of control methods for TPP.

These trials have investigated the performance of insecticides and biological control agents on the psyllid, which can damage plants directly and has also been identified as the vector of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum.

DPIRD has produced a collection of fact sheets about these preliminary trials and their findings, which you can read online:

These fact sheets summarise the findings and break down the key conclusions from the research, including the efficacy of various actives on TPP in the egg, nymph and larval stages, and whether or not these actives are compatible with integrated pest management techniques.

They also list the potential candidate biological control agents for TPP that are present in Australia and discuss their efficacy as identified through the trials.

To keep up with the latest information about TPP, visit the DPIRD website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 26 June 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!