Mating Disruption for California Red Scale
CheckMate® CRS is Suterra’s season-long mating disruption dispenser solution for control of California red scale (CRS) in citrus and other crops where CRS is present.
This product utilizes Suterra’s proprietary technology for continuous release throughout the season. Easy to deploy, the dispensers penetrate inside the canopy and are compatible with all integrated pest management (IPM) tools. This product is suitable for organic production.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® CRS Dispenser
Efficacious control of California red scale
Reduces pest populations
Fights development of insecticide resistance
Easy-to-deploy proprietary pheromonerelease technology
One application offers season-long solution
Compatible with all IPM tools
Authorized for organic production
Does not harm beneficial insects
180 per acre
AZ, CA, TX
The addition of CheckMate® CRS dispensers into a comprehensive IPM program cuts California red scale damage by up to 95%.
% Citrus Damage
CheckMate® CRS dispensers hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.
Non Mating Disruption Reference | CheckMate® CRS
CRS Trap Captures
California Red Scale
Monitor mating disruption using scale pest traps baited with a Suterra CRS septa lure
Hang traps early in the season
One set of traps per 5-20 acres; at least 2 traps per block
Check traps weekly, replacing lures monthly
Replace traps as needed to ensure stickiness
Look for CRS on twigs and fruit after each generation
Visible fruit damage usually occurs in late summer and early autumn
California red scale causes downgraded and rejected fruit at the packinghouse in addition to defoliation and yield loss in the field due to high populations.
Identification of California Red Scale
Best Practices for Monitoring California Red Scale
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Solutions for California Red Scale
Utilizing mating disruption for California Red Scale control is simple and effective. CheckMate® CRS dispensers give you the ability to reduce damage caused by California Red Scale.