Mating Disruption for Oriental Fruit Moth
CheckMate® OFM-F is Suterra’s pioneering sprayable pheromone release formulation for Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM) in stone and pome fruit crops.
This easy-to-deploy, flexible option for OFM control, CheckMate® OFM-F fits into growers’ existing integrated pest management (IPM) programs. It is tank-mixable with common agrochemicals and works well with nearly any water volume. This product releases the OFM sex pheromone throughout the orchard, reducing adult males’ ability to find females. This disrupts the mating cycle and suppresses pest populations.
CheckMate® OFM-F gives growers the flexibility to spray few or many times each season depending on the timing and pressure of OFM in their orchards.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® OFM-F
Flexible way to reduce OFM damage and 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
1.3 - 2.9 fl. oz per acre
CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OR, PA, SC, VA, WA, WV
The addition of CheckMate® OFM-F Flowable into a comprehensive IPM program cuts Oriental fruit moth damage by 50% or more.
% Crop Damage
CheckMate® OFM-F Flowable hinders the ability of males to find pheromone traps as compared to areas treated with grower standard practices.
Grower Standard | CheckMate® OFM-F Flowable
OFM Trap Captures
Oriental Fruit Moth
Stone fruit, pome fruit, and other crops where
OFM is present
Monitor mating disruption using delta trap with OFM BioLure®
Monitor overall populations in traps with pheromones as bait
Hang traps early in the season
At least 1 trap per 15-20 acres; minimum 2 traps per block
Check traps weekly, replacing lures every other month
Replace trap liner as needed to ensure stickiness
Oriental fruit moth causes visible fruit and nut
damage. OFM larvae feed on fruits and nuts
Identification of Oriental Fruit Moth
Solutions for Oriental Fruit Moth
Utilizing mating disruption for Oriental Fruit Moth control is simple and effective. Suterra's suite of CheckMate® OFM products give you the ability to reduce damage caused by Oriental Fruit Moth while fitting seamlessly into your IPM strategy.