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New Zealand Code of Practice for the Management of Tomato/Potato Psyllid (TPP) in Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum Crops

The tomato/potato psyllid (TPP), Bactericera cockerelli is now a widespread pest in New Zealand (first confirmed present by Biosecurity NZ, May 2006) and is the vector for Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (Ca. L. solanacearum), a bacterium which causes a disease of capsicums, tomatoes and other Solanaceous crops including potatoes. 

This document is the capsicum and tomato industry’s Code of Practice that will assist in the management of TPP and the associated disease causing organism Ca. L. solanacearum.