Australia may dump 5000 tons of seed potatoes to prevent outbreak
Known as potato psyllid, the small insect pest was first detected in Perth during February and has since been found on properties in the metropolitan area around city, as well as a small number of regional properties.
"As a result of that, we had implemented a range of measures which are part of a containment and suppression program," a spokesperson from the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food told Xinhua.
If the disease spreads from the pest, It can also destroy other crops like tomatoes, chilli's and capsicums. ■