Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm

CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace

Most reliable aerosol pheromone for navel orangeworm control

Puffer® NOW Ace is Suterra’s aerosol pheromone release formulation for navel orangeworm (NOW) mating disruption in nut crops, figs, and other crops where the navel orangeworm is a pest.

Coupled with our Puffer® device, NOW Ace is simple to use featuring single button operation. Stronger and lighter than ever before, correct, secure placement has never been easier to achieve.

As part of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, mating disruption cuts NOW damage by 50% or more and fights insecticide resistance.

Why Growers Choose CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace

  • Easy and fast deployment at just one unit per acre
  • Hang once for protection that lasts all season long
  • As part of a comprehensive IPM program, may cut damage by 50% or more
  • Consistent and precise release regardless of weather conditions
  • Reduces pest populations
  • Fights development of insecticide resistance
  • Does not harm beneficial insects
  • No pre-harvest interval
  • Free collection, recycling and refurbishment of all Puffer materials through our Clean Orchard Promise

Application Rate

1 per acre

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Damage Reduction

The addition of CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™ into a comprehensive IPM program cuts navel orangeworm damage by 50% or more.

% Nut Damage

Trap Inhibition

CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™ hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.

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NOW Trap Captures


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Safety Datasheet

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Navel Orangeworm

(Amyelois transitella)

Almonds, pistachios, figs, walnuts, and other
organic crops where NOW is present

Monitor mating disruption using large delta traps with BioLure® NOW

Hang traps early in the season (March)

At least 1 trap per 15-20 acres; minimum 2 traps per block

Check traps weekly, replacing lures monthly

Replace trap liner as needed to ensure stickiness

Use egg traps with almond meal for added info on female pest dynamics

Use hull-split assessments for best indication of pest populations

Navel orangeworm causes yield losses and
facilitates aflatoxin contamination.

Monitoring Guide

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Identification of Navel Orangeworm

(Amyelois transitella)

NOW Pest Illustration


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Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm

Fighting navel orangeworm damage with mating disruption has never been easier. Puffer® NOW Ace, Puffer® NOW-O Ace Organic and CheckMate® NOW-F give you the damage protection you need and flexible deployment options to fit your IPM program.

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