Surveillance Programme

Extended surveillance for incursions of the Tomato Potato psyllid in eastern Australia by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia, is coordinating a national surveillance program for the Tomato Potato psyllid (TPP) which was discovered in Western Australia in February 2017.

We invite industry stakeholders to participate in the surveillance program by placing sticky traps in TPP susceptible crops and returning them to TIA for checking the presence of the pest. TIA will provide this service free of charge and supply reply-paid envelopes for returning traps.

Sticky Trap Packs

Survelliance trap pack

Surveillance packs contain the following:

  • Four sticky traps
  • Bulldog clips and wire tags for securing traps
  • TPP monitoring guide
  • Clear plastic sheets to place traps onto after field collection
  • Zip-lock bags for completed traps
  • Reply paid envelopes

Trap Protocols

For details on trap instalment see the TPP trap protocols page.

Get Involved

If you would like to be involved in this program, please contact:

Raylea Rowbottom
Tomato Potato Psyllid Trapping Coordinator
0428745752
raylea.rowbottom@utas.edu.au.