Tomato potato psyllid and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum host plants movement conditions
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Industry update 06 April 2017
Victorian restrictions on the importation of tomato potato psyllid (TPP) and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (CLso) host material have been amended to include conditional non host plant material.
Exclusion of plant products
TPP and CLso entry conditions now exempt the following plant products from treatment and certification for entering into Victoria:
- dried plant products
- chaff and hay.
This change acknowledges the above mentioned plant products as being a conditional non host for TPP and CLso.
Please note that the exclusion of seed does not include seed potato tubers and sweet potatoes, which will remain prohibited from entering Victoria.
Area freedom certificates
Area freedom certificates are issued by an officer responsible for agriculture certifying that the State or Territory or part of the State or Territory is known to be free of TPP and CLso.
Tubers and planting material from the plant families Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae (formerly Menthaceae) and Solanaceae are prohibited entry into Victoria if grown or sourced from a state not covered by an area freedom certificate for TPP and CLso.
The entry or importation of TPP and CLso host material into Victoria is prohibited, unless either the host material was grown, sourced, or last used on a property covered by an area freedom certificate for TPP and CLso; or where the material has undergone the specified treatment which has been certified via a plant health certificate, assurance certificate or plant health declaration
Host Material means any TPP and CLso host plants, and any agricultural equipment or packages used in the cultivation, processing, packaging or transport of any host plant.
Host Plant means any plant or plant product, but not dried or processed plant products such as, chaff, dried herb, hay, mulch, seed or timber, belonging to the families Amaranthaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cupressaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae (formerly Menthaceae), Malvaceae, Pinaceae, Plantaginaceae, Poaceae, Polygonaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Salicaceae, Solanaceae, Violaceae or Zygophyllaceae.
Movement conditions for restricted commodities
Where an area freedom certificate has not been issued, the TPP and CLso host material must:
- in the case of cut flowers, foliage (including herbs and fresh leafy vegetables) or fruit of plants belonging to the family Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae (formerly Menthaceae) or Solanaceae; have undergone pre-shipment methyl bromide fumigation and inspection;
- in the case of plants, cut flowers, foliage (including herbs and fresh leafy vegetables) or fruit of plants; have undergone pre-shipment methyl bromide fumigation and inspection, where the material belongs to the following families:
Verification on arrival
TPP and CLso host material imported into Victoria, which are required to be accompanied by a plant health certificate, assurance certificate or plant health declaration must be:
- presented to an Agriculture Victoria Inspector for inspection; or
- presented for verification by a person accredited to do so by Agriculture Victoria.
For more information, please contact your local Agriculture Victoria Plant Standards Officer by telephone on 136 186 or email: email@example.com.