Exotic plant pest found in WA

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia has recently detected an exotic plant pest, the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) which attacks a range of plants in the Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae family, including potato, tomato, eggplant, capsicum, chilli, tamarillo and sweet potato.

NT Quarantine is planning surveillance for the pest once the season for suitable host crops commences.

Nationally, commercial producers and backyard growers are being urged to check their crops for signs of the psyllid and report anything suspicious to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

To read more about the TPP detection in WA visit Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.