Import Requirement 46 - Tomato Potato Psyllid - Hosts and Vectors


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Produce into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

46     Tomato Potato Psyllid – Hosts and Vectors

NOTE: THIS IMPORT REQUIREMENT IS ONE OF SEVERAL THAT MUST BE SATISFIED, AS RELEVANT, DEPENDING ON THE COMMODITY CLASS SOUGHT TO BE IMPORTED.

 

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any plant or plant product that is a host (Schedule 1) or carrier (Schedule 2) of Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (syn. Trioza cockerelli Šulc)) except in accordance with the following:

Schedule 1: Hosts of Tomato Potato Psyllid

Host Botanical family

Host common name (examples)

Solanaceae, all species

Potato, tomato, capsicum, eggplant, chilli

Convolvulaceae, all species

Sweet potato

Lamiaceae, all species

Mint, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender

Hosts include all plants, nursery stock, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, and seed and ware potatoes from the families listed in Schedule 1. Seed for sowing is exempt, as per Explanatory Notes statement.

Schedule 2: Carriers of Tomato Potato Psyllid

Carriers include all other plants and plant material (including nursery stock, cut flowers, and fruit and vegetables with green material for consumption), but excludes seed for sowing, and fruit and vegetables without green material (i.e. has no attached leaves, calyx, tubers with sprouts or germinating eyes, or any other attached green material).

 

 

I.         All commodities (Schedule 1 and 2) – whole State/Territory area freedom

Host or carrier nursery stock or plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables, seed and ware potatoes, cut flowers) must be accompanied by a certificate signed by an approved person stating that the plant or produce was grown and/or packed in a State or Territory for which there is a valid area freedom certificate for Tomato Potato Psyllid.

 

OR

II.       All commodities (Schedule 1 and 2) – partial area freedom within State/Territory

Host or carrier nursery stock or plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables, seed and ware potatoes, cut flowers) must be grown and/or packed in a part of a State or Territory proven to be free from Tomato Potato Psyllid by delimiting survey as approved by Tasmania’s Chief Plant Health Manager.

OR


 

III.    All commodities (Schedule 1 and 2) – consignment treatment and inspection

a)        Nursery stock and plants

                      i.             Host material – Schedule 1

1.         Can only enter under Clauses I or II above;

                     ii.             Carrier material – Schedule 2

Carrier nursery stock/plants must be:

1.         treated with one of the following in accordance with label or an APVMA minor use permit within 3 days prior to dispatch, ensuring the treatment makes contact with the underside of the leaves, with one of the following:

a.         Abamectin (with active ingredient of 18g/L) at a rate of 90mL/100L; plus Summer Spray Oil at the rate of 500ml/100L of spray mixture of; or

b.         Abamectin (with active ingredient of 36g/L) at a rate of 45mL/100L; plus Summer Spray Oil at the rate of 500mls/100L of spray mixture of; or

c.         Bifenthrin (with active ingredient of 100g/L) at rate of 80ml/100L; or

d.         Bifenthrin (with active ingredient of 250g/L) at rate of 32ml/100L; or

e.         Methomyl (with active ingredient of 225g/L) at a rate of 200mL/100L;

and

2.         inspected at the rate of the greater of 2% or 600 units of the consignment and found free of tomato-potato psyllids;

OR

3.         fumigated with methyl bromide for 2 hours at one of the following rates:

10°C - 10.9°C @ 56 g/m3or

11°C - 15.9°C @ 48 g/m3or

16°C - 20.9°C @ 40 g/m3or

21°C - 31.9°C @ 32 g/m3;

 

Note: To comply with Clause III(a)(ii), you must also comply with Clause (IV).

 

b)        Fresh fruit and vegetables with green material for either human consumption, processing or propagation

Note:    Green material includes fresh fruit and vegetables with attached leaves, calyx, tubers with sprouts or germinating eyes, or any other green material

                      i.             Host material – Schedule 1

1.         Can only enter under Clauses I or II above (this includes seed potatoes);

                     ii.             Carrier material – Schedule 2

1.         Carrier plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables) with green material packed in-field can only enter under Clauses I or II above, unless:

a.         Products have been fumigated with methyl bromide for 2 hours at one of the following rates:

10°C - 10.9°C @ 56 g/m3; or

11°C - 15.9°C @ 48 g/m3; or

16°C - 20.9°C @ 40 g/m3; or

21°C - 31.9°C @ 32 g/m3.

2.         Carrier plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables) with green material packed in a pack-house must be either:

a.         hydro-cooled with continuously circulated water for at least 20 minutes; or

b.         immersed in continuously agitated water containing a food grade surfactant approved by FSANZ at the rates specified on the label for 3 minutes; or

c.         pressure washed with water under water nozzles with a water pressure above 200kpa (29 psi) for a minimum of 20 seconds; or

d.         washed with water at 16L/min on rotating roller brushes for a minimum of 30 seconds; or

e.         treated with an insecticide effective against all life stages of tomato potato psyllid and registered for the control of tomato-potato psyllid at rates specified on the label (or in accordance with an approved APVMA minor use permit);

and

f.          inspected at the rate of 2% or 600 units of the consignment and found free of tomato-potato psyllids;

 

*Note: To comply with Clause III(b)(ii)(2), you must comply with one of the conditions from (a) to (e) as well as conditions (f).

 

 

c)         Fresh fruit and vegetables without green material for either human consumption, processing or propagation

Note:    Without green material means fresh fruit and vegetables with no attached leaves, calyx, tubers without sprouts or any other green material

                      i.             Host material – Schedule 1 (excluding ware and processing potatoes)

Host plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables) without green material must be:

1.         treated with an insecticide effective against all life stages of tomato potato psyllid and registered for the control of tomato-potato psyllid at rates specified on the label (or in accordance with an approved APVMA minor use permit);

and

2.         inspected at the rate of the greater of 2% or 600 units of the consignment and found free of tomato-potato psyllids;

OR

3.         fumigated with methyl bromide for 2 hours at one of the following rates:

10°C - 10.9°C @ 56 g/m3or

11°C - 15.9°C @ 48 g/m3or

16°C - 20.9°C @ 40 g/m3or

21°C - 31.9°C @ 32 g/m3;

OR

4.         sweet potato tubers may be imported in a dormant state having been brushed and washed free of all soil

 

                     ii.             Host material – Schedule 1 (Ware and Processing Potatoes)

1.         Can only enter under Clauses I or II above;

 

                   iii.             Carrier material – Schedule 2

1.         Carrier plant products (fresh fruit and vegetables) without green material packed in a pack-house must be either:

a.         hydro-cooled with continuously circulated water for at least 20 minutes; or

b.         immersed in continuously agitated water containing a food grade surfactant approved by FSANZ at the rates specified on the label for 3 minutes; or

c.         pressure washed with water under water nozzles with a water pressure above 200kpa (29 psi) for a minimum of 20 seconds; or

d.         washed with water at 16L/min on rotating roller brushes for a minimum of 30 seconds;

 

and

e.         inspected at the rate of 2% or 600 units of the consignment and found free of tomato-potato psyllids;

 

*Note: To comply with Clause III(c)(iii)(1), you must comply with one of the conditions from (a) to (d) as well as condition (e).

 

d)        Cut flowers

                      i.             Host material – Schedule 1

1.         Host cut flowers can only enter under Clauses I or II above;

                     ii.             Carrier material – Schedule 2

Carrier cut flowers must be either:

1.         dipped prior to dispatch in accordance with the label or APVMA minor use permit with deltamethrin with an active ingredient of 25g/L for not less than 3 minutes and left to dry naturally for 2 hours;

OR

2.         fumigated with methyl bromide for 2 hours at one of the following rates:

10°C - 10.9°C @ 56 g/m3or

11°C - 15.9°C @ 48 g/m3or

16°C - 20.9°C @ 40 g/m3or

21°C - 31.9°C @ 32 g/m3;

 

AND

IV.      Be securely packaged and transported in a way that prevents contamination by tomato potato psyllid, during transport to Tasmania.

 

a)        Secure packaging will apply, excluding produce sourced from area freedom production sites. Product sourced from area free States must be accompanied with a Plant Health Certificate stating the fact or an area freedom certificate as proof, and confirming traceability if product has been deconsolidated from point of origin en-route to Tasmania; and

b)        Packing of treated product must commence as soon as the treatment conditions have been met, allowing for any requisite post-treatment drying times; and

c)         Any unsecured product stored outside of the treatment facility post treatment, must be held under secure conditions prior to final packaging and dispatch; and

d)        Certified produce must be stored at and transported from the facility in secure conditions which prevent infestation by tomato potato psyllidand

e)        Secure conditions include at least one of the following:

                       i.             unvented packages; or

                     ii.             vented packages with the vents secured with mesh which has a maximum aperture of 0.5mm; or

                    iii.             wrapping or bagging in sealed plastic sleeves or bags; or

                    iv.             fully enclosed consignments under tarpaulins, hessian, shade cloth, mesh or other covering which has a maximum aperture of 0.5mm; or

                     v.             consignment shrink-wrapped and sealed as a palletised unit; or

                    vi.             fully enclosed or screened buildings, cold-rooms, vehicles (including tautliners in good condition); or

                   vii.             other facilities free from gaps or other entry points greater than 0.5mm.

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate* (see Explanatory Notes), or a Plant Health Assurance Certificate

·                A valid area freedom certificate may be recognised as proof as an alternative to a PHC*.

·                This Import Requirement does not apply to ‘seed for sowing’ of any host or carrier species listed in Schedules 1 and 2, excluding seed and ware (and processing) potatoes or sweet potato

·                Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) protocol:

o      ICA-61 (Pack-house washing and Inspection of Tomato Potato Psyllid Carrier Produce) satisfy Clause III(b)(ii)(2)(a-d) of this Import Requirement;

o      ICA-62 (Treatment and Inspection of Carrier Nursery Stock for Tomato Potato Psyllid) satisfy Clause III(a)(ii)(1-2) of this Import Requirement;

o      ICA-64 (Post Harvest Treatment and Inspection of Cut Flowers for Tomato Potato Psyllid) satisfy Clause III(d)(ii)(1) of this Import Requirement;

·                All Agricultural Machinery and Equipment must fulfill all regulatory conditions prescribed in Import Requirement 39 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania, and be officially inspected and found free of Tomato Potato Psyllid.



For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP)

Import Requirement

ICA-61: Pack-House Washing and Inspection of Tomato-Potato Psyllid Carrier Produce
ICA-62: Treatment and Inspection of Carrier Nursery Stock for Tomato-Potato Psyllid
ICA-64: Post Harvest Treatment and Inspection of Cut Flowers for Tomato Potato Psyllid

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