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Biological control of Potato Psyllids by Parasitic Wasp approved by New Zealand Authority
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of New Zealand has approved a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid (a plant louse), which attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in the country.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Growing Insecticide Resistance of Potato Psyllids investigated at AgriLife Research
Entomologist Ada Szczepaniec at Texas A&M AgriLife Research is addressing the concern of growing resistance of potato psyllids to the neonicotinoid classification of insecticides.
Research to guard natural potato psyllid pathways into Australia
Australian Researchers are working closely with the country's potato industry to investigate the potential for the highly destructive Tomato-potato psyllid (TPP) to enter Australia using natural pathways.
Papa industrial estadounidense volvería a entrar a Costa Rica
El Ministerio de Agricultura anunció que la importación de papa para industria procedente de los Estados Unidos se podría reabrir proximamente debido a la aplicación de protocolos fitosanitarios para minimizar el riesgo de introducción de la plaga “Zebra chip”.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Costa Rica Announces Intention to Reopen Chipping Potato Market to US Chip Stock
Costa Rica's Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado (SFE) has informed USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that it will begin issuing import permits for US chipping potatoes beginning February 1, 2016.
Kevin Clayton-Greene, an Australian potato industry researcher honoured at World Potato Congress 2015
Australian horticulture researcher and industry stalwart Dr Kevin Clayton-Greene has been honoured with a prestigious Industry Recognition Award at the 9th World Potato Congress in Beijing, China.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Potato Psyllids (Courtesy: Center for Invasive Species Research)
Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta says the industry now has the potato psyllid well under control thanks to the knowledge gained through research.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dr Andrew Geering (Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation; QAAFI)
During a major quarantine survey on Norfolk Island, a small island in between New Zealand and Australia, both the tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) as well as the zebra chip causing bacterium Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum (Lso) have been detected.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015