Suterra Blog

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 Entomologist Discusses Mating Disruption, Biocontrol

Posted by Suterra on Apr 9, 2021 1:59:28 PM

Dr. Emily Symmes, a Suterra entomologist discusses sustainable mating disruption puffers along with IPM and biocontrol with UAV-IQ.

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Topics: Media, IPM, Biocontrol, Mating Disruption, Pheromone

Citrus Growers See First Flight of California Red Scale

Posted by Suterra on Mar 29, 2021 3:31:16 PM

You may have observed small numbers of California Red Scale males in pheromone traps ahead of the first flight ( defined as two consecutive weeks of increasing capture after February 1st).

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Topics: California, IPM, Citrus, California Red Scale, MDX, Mating Disruption

California Red Scale 4th Flight Update

Posted by Suterra on Sep 24, 2020 2:43:33 PM

In the Central Valley of California, depending on location, the fourth flight of California Red Scale Aonidiella aurantii in citrus would have started between the 20th and 30th of August based on degree-day accumulation.

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Topics: California, Dispenser, Monitoring, IPM, Citrus, Septa Lure, California Red Scale, MDX, Mating Disruption

Birds Bounce Back With Alternative Pest Control

Posted by Suterra on Sep 24, 2020 2:42:07 PM

L’Albufera National Park, a nature reserve located on the Gulf of Valencia Spain, has seen its bird populations decline from years of conventional pesticides application to combat the spread of invasive Asiatic rice borer moths. Today through the use of modern mating disruption practices, the birds are returning. 

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Topics: IPM, Spain, sustainability, Mating Disruption, Stem Borer, Rice

Vine Mealybug Biocontrol in California Vineyards

Posted by Suterra on Aug 18, 2020 11:01:57 AM

Have you seen the latest video produced by the Lodi Winegrape Commission? It features various Vine Mealybug biocontrol measures in California vineyards. 

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Topics: Media, California, Vine Mealybug, Flowable, Dispenser, Grapes, IPM, Biocontrol, Mating Disruption

Suterra Continues to Invest in the California Ag Industry

Posted by Suterra on May 12, 2020 2:51:05 PM

Pheromone Leader Opens a New Fresno Office; Doubles California Technical Field Staff Including Hiring Emily Symmes, Ph.D.

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Topics: Media, California, IPM, Company News, Mating Disruption

Vine Mealybug Season Tips

Posted by Suterra on Apr 17, 2020 12:24:33 PM

Growers typically deploy pheromone mating disruption for Planococcus ficus (Vine Mealybug, VMB ) in the spring. Depending on local practices and availability of labor, deployment can be done before the first flight (April), or just before the second flight (late May). Grower experience shows both strategies can be effective.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Flowable, Dispenser, Grapes, MDX, Mating Disruption

Trapping and Monitoring for Vine Mealybug in California Wine Grapes

Posted by Suterra on Apr 8, 2020 1:59:28 PM

The Vine Mealybug (VMB) is a serious insect pest of grapes grown in California. There are only a few chemical management options available, and the more that these are used, the higher the likelihood is of insecticide resistance developing. Proper monitoring is a necessary step in assuring premium wine grape growers that their vines are clean and their management plans are effective.

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Topics: California, Vine Mealybug, Grapes, Septa Lure, MDX, Mating Disruption

Suterra Introduces New Navel Orangeworm Control Product

Posted by Suterra on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Global pheromone leader offers an improved one-per-acre aerosol formulation that allows growers to effectively reduce Navel Orangeworm (NOW) damage, deploy faster and save money.

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Topics: Puffer, Media, Pistachios, Almonds, California, Company News, Mating Disruption, Pheromone