Mating Disruption for Peach Twig Borer
Checkmate® PTB-F is Suterra’s pioneering sprayable pheromone release formulation for control of peach twig borer (PTB) in peaches, apricots and other tree fruit crops where PTB is a pest.
Easy-to-deploy and a flexible option for PTB control, CheckMate® PTB-F 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.
This product releases the female PTB moth’s sex pheromone in microcapsules throughout the orchard, reducing adult males’ ability to find females. This disrupts the pest’s mating cycle and suppresses pest populations.
CheckMate® PTB-F gives growers the flexibility to spray as few or as many times throughout the season depending on the timing and pressure of PTB in their orchards.
Why Growers Choose CheckMate® PTB-F
Flexible way to reduce PTB damage and 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
1.9 - 7.8 fl. oz per acre
CA, CO, ID, OR, UT, WA
Peach Twig Borer
Stone Fruit and Almonds
Monitor mating disruption using large delta trap with a Suterra PTB septa lure
Hang traps by early to mid-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
PTB larva feed on the shoots and fruit of stone
fruit, reducing yield and inhibiting the growth
of young plants.
Identification of Peach Twig Borer
Solutions for Peach Twig Borer
Fighting Peach Twig Borer damage with mating disruption has never been easier. CheckMate® PTB-XL and CheckMate® PTB-F give you the damage protection you need and flexible deployment options to fit your IPM program.