EPA Application – Tamarixia – Bio Control Agent for TPP
A collective of horticultural industry groups comprising Potatoes New Zealand Inc, Tomatoes NZ Inc, Vegetables NZ Inc, Heinz-Wattie’s NZ Ltd, and NZ Tamarillo Growers Association Inc has applied to the EPA to import and release a biological control agent to assist with the control of the tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli).
Supporting submissions from growers and the wider potato industry affected by TPP will be critical as the EPA decision making committee assesses the application.
For more information on the EPA application and how you can support it with a submission click here.
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A research project to compare the influence of current seed treatment practices, current products at higher rates, some new fungicide products and a biological product to control seed and soil borne diseases.
A project to develop a regionally based research (management) and demonstration programme for psyllid that assesses the range of management options and can provide cost benefit analysis of each method.
A project to investigate the influence of preceding crop on the performance of potatoes and the influence of the following crop on soil borne diseases.
A trial to evaluate a range of irrigation treatments which may mimic commercial field applications to determine the need for effective irrigation practices in potatoes and the yield loss growers may expect.
A new approach to managing biosecurity risks. It is an integrated approach to prepare for and effectively respond to biosecurity risks through partnerships between government and industry.
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