Potato spindle tuber viroid disease (PSTVD)
Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid disease (PSTVd) is a plant wasting disease that affects the growth of plants.
PSTVd has been reported in tomatoes in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
- sweet cucumber
- sweet potatoes
PSTVd is transmitted between plants through:
- cutting or pruning tools
- contaminated machinery
- aphids from plants also infected with potato leafroll virus
- infected potato tubers
- potato and tomato true seeds
PSTVd is highly contagious
Control PSTVD using biosecurity and hygiene practices, which include tools and equipment, so as to limit spread between growing facilities.
Inspect your crops regularly and report anything unusual.
Report suspected cases of PSTVd
Call the Emergency Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881 to report suspected cases of PSTVd