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Zebra Chip disease

Zebra Chip disease

A cartoon portraying Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard and senior ministers as children playing a video game has been launched by the potato industry as part of its war to block imports of New Zealand potatoes.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
 Potato Psyllid
Researchers say populations of potato psyllids - vectors of a new crop disease to the region called zebra chip - are growing dramatically in the Columbia Basin.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The public debate between AUSVEG and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) in Australia continues, with AUSVEG querying DAFF’s decision to go ahead with plans in light of South Korea’s decision to suspend imports of US potatoes due to concerns over zebra chip disease.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 Zebra chip disease
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal &Plant Health Inspection Service is working to provide data to officials in South Korea that it hopes will result in a reversal of a decision to ban potato exports from Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
 Potato Psyllid
AUSVEG has “wrongly accused” the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) of basing quarantine conditions on outdated information, and of avoiding accountability, says DAFF. AUSVEG released a statement on Friday August 17 claiming a “de...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
 Zebra chip disease affected potato tubers
The federal government is providing $109,000 for the University of Idaho to study an emerging plant disease the school says “poses a substantial threat to the state’s potato industry.” The money will be used to monitor potato fields for the presence o...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
 Zebra Chip disease
The South Korean government will shut off all shipments of fresh potatoes from Oregon, Washington and Idaho beginning Aug. 17 because of concerns over the presence of zebra chip in Pacific Northwest potatoes. The disease, which was found for the first...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Northwest agriculture researchers in the US say they are finding more cases of a zebra chip disease in the region’s potatoes.
Thursday, August 2, 2012