Mating Disruption for Codling Moth
CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro Standard
CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro is Suterra’s optimized aerosol release formulation for codling moth (CM) mating disruption in apples, pears, walnuts and other crops where CM is a pest.
This proprietary formulation results in enhanced aerosolization of the pheromone creating a spray that better penetrates targeted areas of the canopy. The fast-to-deploy product releases a precise, consistent amount of CM sex pheromone throughout the orchard, reducing adult males’ ability to find females. This disrupts the mating cycle and suppresses pest populations.
CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro is compatible with all integrated pest management (IPM) tools. The product is also suitable for organic production.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro Standard
Optimized for shorter growing seasons
Easy and fast deployment
Hang once for protection that lasts all season long
Consistent and precise release throughout the orchard
Reduces pest populations
Fights development of insecticide resistance
Does not harm beneficial insects
Low worker exposure
No pre-harvest interval
Authorized for organic production
Free recycling of all Puffer® materials through our Clean Orchard Promise™
1-2 per acre
CA, CO, ID, MI, NY, OR, PA, WA, WI
The addition of CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro into a comprehensive IPM program cuts codling moth damage by 50% or more
% Crop Damage
CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.
Grower Standard | CheckMate® Puffer® CM-O Pro Standard
CM Trap Captures
Apples, pears, walnuts, and crops where CM
Monitor mating disruption using large delta trap with CM BioLure®
Monitor overall populations in separate trap with kairomone-pheromone combo 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 every other month
Replace trap liner as needed to ensure stickiness
Codling moth (CM) larvae feed on the fruits
and nuts causing yield losses.
Identification of Codling Moth
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Solutions for Codling Moth
Utilizing mating disruption for Codling Moth control has never been easier. With a full suite of products in our CheckMate® line, Suterra gives you the damage protection you need and the deployment options to fit your IPM program.