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Zebra Chip disease

Zebra Chip disease

Psyllid tests could help potato market access
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.
Tasmanian potato growers
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.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Mexico: Zebra Chip-tolerant potatoes for the fresh market
Researchers from the University of California Riverside and INIFAP (Mexico) identify four potato lines with increased tolerance to Zebra Chip disease
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Only a matter of time before the potato psyllid arrives in East Australia, says researcher
Raylea Rowbottom, a researcher of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture says it's inevitable that the potato psyllid, a destructive insect that has threatened tomato and potato crops in Western Australia will make it to the east coast.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
CRC develops new DNA methods to detect zebrachip bacteria in potato psyllids
Plant Biosecurity CRC scientists have identified stable regions in the genome of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso), which causes the serious disease Zebra Chip in potato and tomato crops. This research will provide new diagnostics that will significantly reduce uncertainty in biosecurity assessments.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
University of Idaho reports light potato psyllid pressure
Pressure from the tiny, winged insects that spread zebra chip disease in potatoes has been light in Idaho this season, emboldening some Idaho farmers to scale back on their pesticide programs.
Potatoes in the Mediterranean at low risk for infection by Zebra Chip disease.
Despite the fact that the bacteria responsible for zebra chip disease occur in the Mediterranean and cause damage in leek and onions, the risk for transfer to potatoes is low, because of the feeding preferences of the transmitting psyllids in this area.