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Mating Disruption for Beet Armyworm

CheckMate® BAW-F

The first and only sprayable pheromone for beet armyworm control

CheckMate® BAW-F is Suterra’s pioneering sprayable pheromone release formulation for beet armyworm (BAW) in root and tuber vegetables, leafy vegetables, cole crops and other crops where BAW is present.

Easy-to-deploy and a flexible option for beet armyworm control, CheckMate® BAW-F easily fits into growers’ existing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. It is tank-mixable with common agrochemicals and works well with nearly any water volume. This product releases the BAW sex pheromone in microcapsules throughout the field, reducing adult males’ ability to find females. This disrupts the mating cycle and suppresses pest populations.

CheckMate® BAW-F gives growers the flexibility to spray as few or as many times throughout the season depending on the timing and pressure of BAW in their crops. It is also an excellent solution for residue-sensitive growers because it is MRL exempt.

Why Growers Choose CheckMate® BAW-F

  • Controls beet armyworm populations and damage
  • Fights development of insecticide resistance
  • Easy-to-deploy liquid formulation
  • Tank-mixable with common agrochemicals
  • Does not harm beneficial insects
  • Low worker exposure
  • Minimal re-entry and pre-harvest interval
  • MRL exempt

Application Rate

2.0 - 4.1 fl. oz per acre

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Beet Armyworm

(Spodoptera exigua)


Monitor mating disruption using a large delta trap with a Suterra BAW septa lure

Hang traps early in the season

At least 1 trap per 15-20 acres; minimum 2 traps per block

Check traps weekly, replacing lures monthly

Replace trap liner as needed to ensure stickiness

Beet armyworm (BAW) larva feed on both
foliage and fruit, causing yield losses.

Identification of Beet Armyworm

(Spodoptera exigua)



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Solutions for Beet Armyworm

Fighting beet armyworm damage with mating disruption has never been easier. CheckMate® BAW-F gives you the damage protection you need and flexible deployment options to fit your IPM program.

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