Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm
CheckMate® NOW-F is Suterra's pioneering sprayable pheromone formulation for navel orangeworm (NOW) mating disruption in nut crops, figs and other crops where the navel orangeworm is present.
The world's first sprayable pheromone option for NOW control, this product easily fits into growers' existing integrated pest management (IPM) program. It is tank mixable with common agrochemicals and works well with nearly any water volume. It can also be applied aerially.
CheckMate® NOW-F gives growers the flexibility to tailor the number of sprays each season depending on the timing and pressure of NOW flights in their fields.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® NOW-F
Significantly reduces navel orangeworm damage
Reduces pest populations
Fights development of insecticide resistance
Easy-to-deploy liquid formulation
Tank-mixable with common agrochemicals
Does not harm beneficial insects
Low worker exposure
Minimal re-entry and pre-harvest interval
Perfect for younger trees that can’t yet support the weight of a Puffer®
3 fl. oz per acre
The addition of CheckMate® NOW-F into a comprehensive IPM program reduces navel orangeworm damage by 50% or more.
% Nut Damage
CheckMate® NOW-F hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.
Grower Standard | CheckMate® NOW-F
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
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Demonstration of Different Application Methods for CheckMate® NOW-F Sprayable Mating Disruption
May 11, 2023 2:14:00 PM
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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.