Puffer® NOW Ace™ is Suterra’s new aerosol pheromone release formulation for Navel Orangeworm (NOW) mating disruption in nut crops and figs. The product releases a precise, consistent amount of NOW sex pheromone throughout the orchard, reducing adult males’ ability to find females. This disrupts the mating cycle and suppresses pest populations. As part of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, mating disruption cuts NOW damage by 50% or more and fights insecticide resistance.
This new formulation features twice the concentration of active ingredient as our previous aerosol product, enabling growers to deploy at a rate of one unit per acre and achieve the same pest population control as our previous Puffer® NOW Extended product. The application rate is one unit per acre, reducing the total number of devices that need to be hung and taken down. This helps growers minimize labor expense without sacrificing results.
What Hasn’t Changed?
As always, Suterra gives every grower our Clean Orchard Promise™ that no materials remain in the fields. We will recycle the spent aerosol cans, batteries, and plastic unit at no cost to the grower. We’ll even pick up and recycle our competitors’ aerosol products for new customers.
Suterra formulates and synthesizes pheromone ourselves in our state-of-the-art facility in Bend, Oregon. To ensure season-long quality and reliability, we never outsource the canning of the aerosol formulation. This attention to quality control and continuous improvement has led to Puffer® becoming the standard for NOW mating disruption in California.