Biosecurity Updates

From time to time MPI provide updates on biosecurity issues and carry out public awareness campaigns.  Potatoes NZ Inc. are keen to support these activities and will provide the MPI material for the potato industry members.

 

 

Dickeya solani in NZ 26 April 2017 - 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 ...
Dickeya solani biosecurity case study – USA 2015 26 April 2017 - In 2014 and 2015, growers in many parts of the eastern United States region started to notice blackleg symptoms in fields. However, careful inspection of plants suggested that ...
Dickeya solani biosecurity case study – Europe 2005 26 April 2017 - Europe 2005 In 2005/2006, a growing number of cases of potato blackleg/top wilt in Northern Europe and Israel were found to be caused by a previously unrecognised Dickeya ...
Priority Pests 19 April 2017 - 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 ...
Early detection – our second line of defence 28 February 2017 -  The main goal under the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) is to keep new pests out of New Zealand. We want to be prepared ...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Alert 12 October 2016 - The Ministry for Primary Industries is on high alert to stop the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) from making a home in New Zealand. "The stink bug season for ...
Potato Wart 18 December 2015 - Potatoes New Zealand has for many years been participating in a collaborative project with MPI and Environment Southland to run a potato wart awareness programme in the Invercargill ...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2 March 2015 - What is it? Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an agricultural pest found in Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea; it has aggressively invaded the US and ...