About Tomato potato psyllid (TPP)
Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is an exotic plant pest which feeds on tomato, potato, capsicum, chilli, tamarillo and sweet potato, and solanaceous weeds like nightshade.
TPP can affect plant growth, reduce crop yield and spread a serious plant disease known as ‘zebra chip’ in potato, caused by the Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) bacterium. CLso has not been detected in Australia.
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