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Biosecurity is important to protect New Zealand’s fauna, flora and related industries by preventing unwanted pests and diseases entering the country. Sector Risk Organisms (SROs) are unwanted pests and diseases (biosecurity threats) that could damage New Zealand’s potato industry, negatively impacting on production, profitability, competitiveness, the environment and our way of life. The following is a list of SROs which Potatoes New Zealand have identified as likely to negatively affect the New Zealand potato industry should they become established in New Zealand. read more…


The PNZ handbook of Pests and Diseases will help growers and agronomists to identify accurately pests and diseases. It includes a section on exotic pests, which are the potato industry SROs.