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Mating Disruption for Diamondback Moth

CheckMate® DBM-F

Suterra
The first and only sprayable pheromone for diamondback moth control

CheckMate® DBM-F is Suterra’s pioneering sprayable pheromone release formulation for diamondback moth (DBM) mating disruption in vegetable crops.

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

CheckMate® DBM-F gives growers the flexibility to spray two, three, four or more times each season depending on the timing and pressure of DBM in their fields.

Why Growers Choose CheckMate® DBM-F

  • Controls diamondback moth populations and reduces damage
  • Fights development of insecticide resistance with unique mode of action
  • Easy-to-deploy liquid formulation
  • Tank-mixable with common agrochemicals
  • Compatible with all IPM techniques
  • Does not harm beneficial insects
  • Low worker exposure risk
  • Zero re-entry and pre-harvest intervals

Application Rate

2.0 - 3.0 fl. oz per acre

Item #

14978

Available In

AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, MI, NM, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WI

Damage Reduction

The addition of CheckMate® DBM-F into a comprehensive IPM program reduces Diamondback moth damage

% Crop Damage

Trap Inhibition

CheckMate® DBM-F hindered the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.

Grower Standard | CheckMate® DBM-F

DBM Trap Captures

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Safety Datasheet

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Label

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DBM-F eBook

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Diamondback Moth

(Plutella xylostella)

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,
cauliflower, watercress, and other cole crops

Monitor mating disruption using a wing trap with a Suterra DBM 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 bottoms as needed to ensure stickiness

Diamondback moth larvae feed on leaf tissue
causing crop damage and can infest florets
causing rejected shipments.

Identification of Diamondback Moth

(Plutella xylostella)

DBM Pest Illustration

Resources

Monitoring for Diamondback Moth in Cole Crops

Monitoring for Diamondback Moth in Cole Crops

Jun 15, 2021 10:01:13 PM

Diamondback moth can damage a wide variety of cole crops if left unchecked. Remind yourself of best practices when monitoring for this pest with...

Free eBook on Diamondback Moth Management

Free eBook on Diamondback Moth Management

Jun 16, 2021 8:27:53 PM

The diamondback moth presents a significant challenge for American producers of cruciferous plants. It is uniquely adept at developing resistance to...

Solutions for Diamondback Moth

The unique mode of action used by CheckMate®  reduces damage and helps fight conventional insecticide resistance. Modernize your approach to Diamondback Moth control by spraying CheckMate® DBM-F. Its species-specific pheromone formulation gives you the damage protection you need with the  flexibility to fit your existing IPM program.

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