Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm
CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™
Puffer® NOW Ace is Suterra’s aerosol pheromone formulation for navel orangeworm (NOW) mating disruption in nut crops, figs and other crops where the navel orangeworm is a pest.
As part of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, Suterra's mating disruption product cuts NOW damage by 50% or more and fights insecticide resistance.
Emitted by our patented Puffer® device, NOW Ace is simple to use and offers a flexible deployment window. The single button auto-start feature will begin puffing when temps are in degree range. Pre-programmed for time zone and pest, this dust and waterproof emitter includes reliable batteries with heat shield material developed for NASA shuttles.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace
Flexible deployment window and fast to hang at just one unit per acre
Hang once for protection that lasts all season long
As part of a comprehensive IPM program, can 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™
1 per acre
The addition of CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™ into a comprehensive IPM program cuts navel orangeworm damage by 50% or more.
% Nut Damage
CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™ hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.
Non Mating Disruption Reference | CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™
NOW Trap Captures
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.
Identification of Navel Orangeworm
The Science of Microencapsulated Pheromone Technology
Apr 17, 2023 10:37:55 AM
Suterra is a global leader in pheromone mating disruption. We manufacture our own active ingredients and the various pheromone delivery systems we...
Protect Almond Crops By Removing Mummy Nuts
Sep 8, 2021 2:57:53 PM
Navel orangeworm is the primary insect pest almond growers in California must manage. When it comes to minimizing damage caused by this pest, one...
Demonstration of Different Application Methods for CheckMate® NOW-F Sprayable Mating Disruption
May 11, 2023 2:14:00 PM
Suterra’s mating disruption technology offers the industry the longest-acting sprayable option to protect nut crops from navel orangeworm (NOW)...
Sprayable Pheromone Mating Disruption 101
Aug 10, 2021 2:45:35 PM
On this episode of Suterra's Trap Talk podcast, Karli Petrovik interviews Dr. Emily Symmes, a PhD in Entomology from the University of California and...
Solutions 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.