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Mating Disruption for Peach Twig Borer

CheckMate® PTB-F

The first long-lasting pheromone solution for peach twig borer control

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
  • MRL exempt

Application Rate

1.9 - 7.8 fl. oz per acre

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Peach Twig Borer

(Anarsia lineatella)

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

(Anarsia lineatella)

PTB Pest Illustration


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