Dickeya solani in NZ

Both Pectobacterium atrosepticum and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum have previously been isolated from potato tubers with soft rot symptoms in New Zealand. Only Pectobacterium atrosepticum has been shown to cause blackleg. Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. wasabiae has been recorded on potato … Continued

Priority Pests

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Over the last few years primary industries and  MPI have identified priority pests and diseases – Priority Plant Pests List.   Potato Priority Pest List ARTHROPODS Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decimlineata) Epitrix similaris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Leaf mining flies (Liriomyza sativae, L. bryoniae, L. trifolii; … Continued