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Over the last few years primary industries and  MPI have identified priority pests and diseases – Priority Plant Pests 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)
  • Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum)
  • Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus)

Phytoplasmas

  • Columbia basin purple top phytoplasma
  • Potato stolbur phytoplasma

Fungi

  • Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)

Nematodes

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

Viruses and Viroids

  • Potato spindle tuber viroid
  • Potato viruses