Improved control of TPP with the TPP parasitoid Tamarixia Triozae

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Project Number:

10

Project Status:

Current

Update Date:

20-04-2018

Update:

The goal of this project is to establish self-sustaining populations of the tomato potato psyllid parasitoid Tamarixia, in New Zealand.Since August, Plant & Food Research have carried out a number of releases at multiple sites in the Hawkes’ Bay and Canterbury. The next steps involve collection of TPP infested material from the release sites, to determine whether Tamarixiahave survived the summer. The outcomes of these surveys will be critical to determining the next steps for the release programme.