Priority Pests

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; L. huidobrensis; L. nietzkei, L. cepae, Chromatomyia horticola, Phytomyza gymnostroma)

Potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae)

Red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi)

BACTERIA

Dickeya solani (Blackleg of potato)

PHYTOPLASMAS

Columbia basin purple top phytoplasma

Potato stolbur phytoplasma

FUNGI

Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)

Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum)

Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus)

NEMATODES

Nematodes – Xiphinema, Longidorus, Meloidogyne (M. chitwoodi) spp.

VIRUSES and VIROIDS

Potato spindle tuber viroid

Potato viruses