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 World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

March 31, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Dr. Paul Horne, Entomologist, and owner and Director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

July 22, 2019
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Potato growers to learn about managing pests and diseases at Potato Industry R&D Forum

Australian Potato growers to learn about managing pests and diseases at Potato Industry R&D Forum

June 25, 2019
Australian potato growers keen to learn about the latest research for managing key pests and diseases on potato farms have an opportunity to listen to leading experts at a Potato Industry Research and Development (R&D) Forum in Melbourne this week.
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)-infested roots under high magnification. Cysts, the bodies of female nematodes containing nematode eggs, are initially yellow and darken with age.

Analysis of historical specimens shows single origin of Australian Potato Cyst Nematodes

May 13, 2019
Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are quarantine soilborne pests that damage potatoes around the world, stunting plants and reducing yields.
All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected

All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected

December 21, 2018
The government of Western Australia has announced that it has succeeded in regaining market access for Western Australian potatoes in all of Australia, following the detection of tomato potato psyllid in February 2017.
AUSVEG published a Potato Growers’ Biosecurity Manual

AUSVEG published a Potato Growers’ Biosecurity Manual

June 27, 2018
The Australian Industry Association AUSVEG has published a Potato Growers’ Biosecurity Manual, a guide to farm biosecurity measures to reduce the risk of weeds, pests, and diseases impacting production.
No Liberibacter (zebra chip pathogen) found in potato psyillids in Western Australia

No Liberibacter (Zebra Chip pathogen) found in Potato Psyllids in Western Australia

May 08, 2018
In Western Australia, a surveillance program to assess if the last year detected tomato potato psyllid (TPP) carries the zebrachip disease pathogen (CLso), did not identify a single case of the pest - with over 10.000 psyllids tested.
Psyllid tests could help potato market access

Psyllid tests could help potato market access in Western Australia

March 08, 2018
Potato farmers could see Eastern States markets reopen in the near future which are still closed to WA following the tomato potato psyllid outbreak last year.
Las papas verdes no son tóxicas, según una investigación australiana

Las papas verdes no son tóxicas, según una investigación australiana

February 10, 2018
Sabine Tanios es candidata a doctorado en Tasmania y trabaja en una investigación que trata de averiguar por qué y cómo las papas desarrollan esa coloración verdosa.
Tasmanian potato growers

Tasmanian potato growers step up potato psyllid surveillance

October 25, 2017
In Tasmania, Australia, surveillance programs for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) are being ramped up as growers try to delay any incursion of the pest for as long as possible.

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