Realising Potato Export Value

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Project Number:

1

Project Status:

Current

Update Date:

20-04-2018

Update:

This six year, MBIE funded programme is directed at addressing the Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP)/CandidatusLiberibacter solanacearum (Lso) pest/disease complex. The project has multiple aims and is still in its early days. Some aims are as follows; 1) development of disruptant/attractant-based tools through understanding psyllid sensory cues; 2) providing better management information through understanding TPP population genetics and Lso association, as well as insecticide resistance status of TPP; 3) making progress toward developing resistant or tolerant potato cultivars; and 4) stakeholder communication to ensure technology transfer and uptake.