The exotic plant pest Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is known to affect plant growth, reduce crop yield and spread a serious plant disease known as ‘zebra chip’ in potato, caused by the Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) bacterium. Currently, there has been no detection of CLso in Australia.
In February 2017, TPP was detected in Western Australia. This was the first time TPP had been found on mainland Australia, and in response the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) released the Transition to management plan. More