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dc.contributor.authorOlaniyan, Sholaen
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Gasol, N.en
dc.contributor.authorCayla, N.en
dc.contributor.authorMichaud, E.en
dc.contributor.authorWratten, Stephen D.en
dc.description.abstractThe potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) has recently emerged as a serious pest of potatoes and other solanaceous crops. It causes direct feeding damage and also vectors Candidatus Liberibacter solanaceaerum (CLso), a pathogen that causes zebra chip disease in potatoes and which potentially costs growers millions of dollars each year. Such producers rely on frequent sprays of pesticides for psyllid control but the results are unsatisfactory and there are negative side effects. The psyllid has spread beyond its native range in southwest US and northern Mexico to Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua via medium to long range dispersal flights perhaps aided by wind currents, and through anthropogenic means. It was accidentally introduced into New Zealand in 2006 and most recently Australia, most likely through the importation of infested plant material. This review summarizes information from studies on the biology, impact and management of B. cockerelli, and highlights the imminent risk of this insect and its associated pathogen invading China, the world’s largest producer of fresh potatoes. Development of risk maps leading to increased surveillance, could prevent or delay an incursion and facilitate early detection or eradication should this occur. Long-term management with Lso-tolerant potato cultivars and psyllid control using the parasitic wasp Tamarixia triozae and other natural enemies should be pursued, rather than depending on synthetic pesticides.en
dc.publisherElsevier on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Elsevier on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) -
dc.rights© 2020 CAAS. Published by Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectBactericera cockerellien
dc.subjecttomato-potato psylliden
dc.subjectinvasive pesten
dc.subjectCandidatus Liberibacter solanaceaerumen
dc.subjectbiological controlen
dc.subjectTamarixia triozaeen
dc.titleBactericera cockerelli (Sulc), a potential threat to China’s potato industryen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc070603 Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)en
dc.subject.anzsrc0706 Horticultural Productionen
dc.subject.anzsrc070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)en
dc.subject.anzsrc100202 Biological Controlen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Integrative Agricultureen
pubs.notesJournal article first publicly available online through JIA's website (initially 18 Nov 2019, though this date is unverifiable as at 31/1/2020): First available online on Elsevier's website 23 Jan 2020.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen

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