Suterra Announces New Navel Orangeworm Control

Chuck Zimmerman

SuterraHere’s some latest news from Suterra.

Suterra today announced the launch of CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™, a new aerosol pheromone formulation for season-long Navel Orangeworm (NOW) control in almonds, pistachios, walnuts, figs and other crops where NOW is present.

“California tree nut growers are very concerned about the serious and increasing threat Navel Orangeworm poses, with damage costs soaring over a thousand dollars per acre in some areas” said Suterra Technical Manager Greg Montez. “This pest is well established in California’s Central Valley and it is spreading its range northward. Resistance of NOW to some insecticides has been documented, and the role Navel Orangeworm plays in aflatoxin contamination of the harvested crop means that its damage will impact many more growers in seasons to come.”

New for the 2020 growing season, CheckMate Puffer NOW Ace features twice the active ingredient per can as Suterra’s previous NOW Puffer formulation, enabling growers to deploy fewer units in the field, one unit per acre, and achieve the same control as the company’s prior mating disruption product.

See full release here.

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