Kevin Clayton-Greene, an Australian potato industry researcher honoured at World Potato Congress 2015
July 29, 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.
Potato Psyllids (Courtesy: Center for Invasive Species Research)
July 23, 2015
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.
Dr Andrew Geering (Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation; QAAFI)
April 15, 2015
During a quarantine survey on Norfolk Island, a small island 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.
Erik Wenninger
January 31, 2015
Levels of zebra chip, a crop disease in potatoes spread by potato psyllids and caused by the Liberibacter bacterium, were down signficiantly in the Pacific Northwest.
New Zealand Potato Production 2014
September 14, 2014
New Zealand Potato production in 2013, at 525,000 metric tons, was marginally (5%) ahead of 2012 production. t is likely planted areas in 2014 will be similar to 2013, with production in the range of 500,000 to 550,000MT.
AUSVEG welcomes review of Australia's Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis process
July 14, 2014
Australia’s industry association of vegetable and potato growers, AUSVEG, has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Minister for Agriculture that the Federal Government will review the current process by which biosecurity threats are assessed.
zebrachip symptoms in fried potatoes
May 01, 2014
Researchers at USDA's Agricultural Research Service are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of managing zebra chip disease and the insect that can spread it to potato crops.
Zebra Chip disease symptoms (Source: TAMU)
April 03, 2014
Claims New Zealand potatoes do not pose a “substantive risk” to the Australian industry have been slammed as irresponsible and reckless by AUSVEG.
 potato psyllid
October 18, 2013
New research has been funded through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to help the potato industry reduce issues caused by an insect intruder – the tomato-potato psyllid.
Potato Psyllid Trapping and Management - Focus on Potato webcast
August 21, 2013
This webcast by the Plant Management Network on Potato Psyllids, responsible for the transfer of the Zebra chip disease consists of two parts: