PCN is a significant biosecurity threat to the potato industry that can increase production costs through crop losses, additional compliance costs and lost market access.

To facilitate the management of PCN, legislation declaring it a notifiable pest under section 19 of the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 (the Act) has been enacted.

If you suspect you have PCN on your property you must notify Agriculture Victoria within 7 days of becoming aware of its presence. Report suspect PCN by emailing market.access@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Landowners/tenancies operating on PCN infested and linked land must apply for a movement permit. To obtain a permit application form, contact your local Plant Standards Officer on (03) 8401 6900 or email plant.standards@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

For more information, please see Agriculture Victoria’s latest industry notice for PCN.