Suterra Blog

Free eBook on Diamondback Moth Management

Posted by Suterra on Jun 16, 2021 8:27:53 PM

The diamondback moth presents a significant challenge for American producers of cruciferous plants. It is uniquely adept at developing resistance to traditional insecticides, can breed continuously in the warmer regions of the southern United States, and can produce up fifteen generations in a year depending on location. This billion-dollar problem has no single simple solution. Instead, a holistic Integrated Pest Management program is the best approach for tackling this prolific pest. 

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Topics: diamondback moth, cole crops

Monitoring for Diamondback Moth in Cole Crops

Posted by Suterra on Jun 15, 2021 10:01:13 PM

Diamondback moth can damage a wide variety of cole crops if left unchecked. Remind yourself of best practices when monitoring for this pest with these tips and tricks.

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Topics: Monitoring, Pheromone, diamondback moth, cole crops

What is pheromone pest control?

Posted by Suterra on Jun 2, 2021 10:50:19 AM

Pest management is often associated with insecticides and little else. However, a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management program tackles insects at all stages of development. Suterra’s CheckMate mating disruption products use affordable and ecologically-friendly methods to effectively stop new generations of pests from even being born.

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Topics: IPM, Mating Disruption

Suterra Announces the Launch of BioAmp® AA, the World’s First Argentine Ant Trail Pheromone Insecticide Adjuvant

Posted by Suterra on Jun 1, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Suterra LLC today announced the U.S. launch of BioAmp® AA, the world’s first trail pheromone adjuvant for the control of Argentine Ants (Linepithema humile). Pheromones are semiochemicals that govern insect behaviors such as forming trails or finding mates.

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Topics: Media, Company News, commercial pests

3D Printing Promotes Innovation in Suterra Engineers

Posted by Suterra on May 26, 2021 4:17:00 PM

Scott Lindbloom, Suterra’s manufacturing engineer, inserts the force gauge into the Puffer® and easily clicks it into place. The gauge is quickly able to measure the motor power of the product, which is an important regular measurement for quality control. However, the most interesting thing about the measurement is not the force gauge itself, but the lime green casing surrounding it. It perfectly fits around the gauge and provides a handle for the otherwise unwieldy device.

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Topics: sustainability, We Are Suterra

The Effort to Battle Vine Mealybug in Lodi, California

Posted by Suterra on May 20, 2021 11:19:36 AM

At LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, a combination of pesticides, community collaboration, and Suterra’s pheromone mating disruption products provide an integrated pest management approach.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes

Organic Farming: A Grower's Dilemma

Posted by Suterra on May 10, 2021 9:50:14 AM

Organic products are perceived as healthier and fetch a higher price. However, they’re also more difficult for farmers to grow, and may not actually be better for the environment. Is the organic sticker worth the effort?

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Topics: IPM, sustainability

The Rise of Sustainable Certifications

Posted by Suterra on May 1, 2021 10:58:59 AM

Sonoma County Winegrowers made buzz in 2020 with their Climate Adaptation Certification program, a flagship program that uses local solutions to reduce greenhouse emissions in Sonoma vineyards. This program is one of many sustainable certifications that have popped up in recent years. These certifications vary widely; they may replace or supplement organic certifications, offer region-specific requirements or mandate something else entirely.

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Topics: California, sustainability

Safety is Paramount in the Suterra Workplace

Posted by Suterra on Apr 23, 2021 9:53:02 AM

Suterra prides itself on its outstanding attention to safety in the workplace. It’s one of the many ways Suterra can show that it values its employees.  

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Topics: Media, Company News, We Are Suterra

Vine Mealybug Monitoring in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Apr 16, 2021 11:19:03 AM

Temperatures are heating up, and wine growers should keep an eye out for vine mealybug outbreaks in their vineyards.  Monitoring is a critical aspect for developing and executing an effective integrated pest management program.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes, Monitoring, IPM, Septa Lure