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Zebra Chip disease

Zebra Chip disease

West Australia moves from Potato Psyllid Eradication to Control
Potato Psyllids, a destructive plant pest found for the first time in Australia in February cannot be eradicated, so the industry will seek to manage it, rather than destroy it, according to The Department of Food and Agriculture of West Australia.
Variety screening reveals potatoes with resistance to zebrachip disease
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease, in order to identify promising germplasm in the battle against the disease plaguing the US potato industry for the past 15 years.
Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control
The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.
Mesh cover highly effective at keeping pests off potatoes, Lincoln University researchers find
In New Zealand, a team of Lincoln University researchers is impressed with the results from a trial of a mesh cover that is used to protect potato crops from insect pests.
Discovery of Potato Psyllids in Western Australia a serious blow to the industry
Potato producers in south-west Western Australia say the detection of the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is a "serious blow" to their industry. The detection of the psyllid may put national and international exports in jeopardy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Potatoes New Zealand joins government biosecurity initiative
Potatoes New Zealand became the 14th partner organisation to join the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response.
Potato Psyllid Alert for North Dakota
Potato psyllids have been reported in specific fields in western and central North Dakota. At this point populations are not widespread.
Harvest, psyllids & new varieties the hot topics at Texas potato field day
Participants at the 25th annual Texas Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day learned that the harvest is underway, that psyllids are threatening unharvested fields and that new varieties are showing lots of promise.