CheckMate® VMB-F is Suterra’s pioneering sprayable pheromone release formulation for Vine Mealybug (VMB) mating disruption in grapevines.

The world’s first and only sprayable option for VMB 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. This product releases VMB sex pheromone in microcapsules throughout the vineyard, reducing adult males’ ability to find females to disrupt the mating cycle and suppress pest populations.

CheckMate® VMB-F gives growers the flexibility to spray two, three, four or more times each season depending on the timing and pressure of VMB in their vineyards. Many leading PCAs recommended the addition of CheckMate® VMB-F to grower spray programs during the 2019 growing season and saw excellent results lowering pest populations and less VMB damage. Also, CheckMate® VMB-F can be used with CheckMate® VMB-XL for a flexible approach against hot spots and additional late season control.

Suterra formulates and synthesizes pheromone in their state-of-the-art facility in Bend, Oregon. All of Suterra’s mating disruption products are harmless to all other living organisms and beneficial insects.

VMB-F Bottle