Alternative disinfestation for market access for crops affected by tomato potato psyllid (VG17015)
What’s it all about?
Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) was detected in Western Australia in early 2017, and has since had an impact on market access for crops that can act as hosts for the pest including capsicums, chillies and eggplants, as well as tomatoes.
This investment is exploring TPP disinfestation treatments that will help support the trade of fresh produce from Western Australia. Avenues of research include ethyl formate fumigation, low-dose methyl bromide treatment, and the use of irradiation.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund