New Zealand has been battling the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) for over 10 years.

In December 2017, AUSVEG National TPP Coordinator Alan Nankivell undertook a six-day study trip across the ditch to examine the psyllid management practices that growers have put in place.

New Zealand first detected TPP on the North Island not far from Auckland in 2006, and initially there was no Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) detected.

After two years, TPP was found on the South Island and it has since spread to all parts of New Zealand.

Read more about Alan’s work which is funded by fresh potato, potato processing and vegetable research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government.