Potato psyllid a no-show in Alberta fields

Dave Mabell, Lethbridge Herald
August 21, 2017
By Dave Mabell, Lethbridge Herald
Alberta's potato industry is worth more than $1 billion to the province's economy. But it's threatened by a tiny bacterium that causes zebra chip disease, which has already affected crops in the United States, Mexico and New Zealand. 

This year, a Lethbridge scientist reports, it hasn't shown up in the province.

"We found hundreds of potato psyllids last year, but we have found under 10 so far this year," Johnson says. "None have the bacteria that cause zebra chip."

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