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Effective Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila

BioMagnet Ruby

Strawberry, currants, and other berries (Incl. raspberry, blueberry, blackberry), stone fruits, cherry, and grapes.

BioMagnet™ Ruby is Suterra’s cutting edge innovation for the sustainable control of spotted wing drosophila (SWD). This attract and kill technology provides growers a powerful and effective new tool in the fight against SWD. Resistant to weather and farm activities, the innovative pouch allows for reduced insecticide use while improving control of the pest. BioMagnet™ Ruby’s zero pre-harvest interval and re-entry interval gives growers maximum flexibility for treatment and harvest timing.

Why Growers Choose BioMagnetTM Ruby

  • Highly effective control of spotted wing drosophila
  • Four-month duration per application
  • Fast and easy to deploy
  • Safe for pollinators and beneficial insects
  • Zero REI and PHI

Active Ingredient

Deltamethrin mg per/dispenser

Application Rate

60 per/acre

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Placement Timing

Taking advantage of BioMagnet™ Ruby’s four-month duration by placing the product early will keep populations low and increase the effectiveness of SWD control programs.

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Larval Reduction

The addition of BioMagnet™ Ruby into a comprehensive IPM program cuts SWD larval emergence by an average of 75%.

(Average is calculated using trials conducted in California cane berries in 2023)

Average larvae per 20 berries


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