Mating Disruption for Diamondback Moth
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
2.0 - 3.0 fl. oz per acre
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, MI, NM, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WI
The addition of CheckMate® DBM-F into a comprehensive IPM program reduces Diamondback moth damage
% Crop Damage
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
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.
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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.