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Organic Mating Disruption for Navel Orangeworm

CheckMate® Puffer® NOW-O Ace

Organic authorized pheromone control for navel orangeworm

Protect your organic acres with the quality mating disruption platform you’ve come to trust, Puffer®.

The Puffer® is now available for navel orangeworm control in organic acreage. CheckMate® Puffer® NOW-O Ace™ is Suterra’s aerosol pheromone release formulation for navel orangeworm (NOW) mating disruption in organic nut crops, figs, and other crops where the navel orangeworm is a pest.

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

Add CheckMate® Puffer® NOW-O Ace into your IPM program for effective control of navel orangeworm.

Why Growers Choose CheckMate® Puffer® NOW-O Ace

  • EPA Authorized for organic production
  • 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-O Ace into a comprehensive IPM program cuts navel orangeworm may cut damage by 50% or more.

% Nut Damage

Trap Inhibition

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

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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

NOW Monitoring Guide

Identification of Navel Orangeworm

(Amyelois transitella)

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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.

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