FOR CONTROL OF BLACKHEADED FIREWORM

General Information

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

NOMATE BHF MEC is intended for use in preventing blackheaded fireworm damage in cranberries. The product functions by interfering with mating communication between adult moths. Disrupting the natural mating process can suppress fertile egg laying and subsequent larval infestation thus reducing the need for conventional insecticides.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

Apply in sufficient quantities of water to provide thorough coverage.

Do not exceed 150 grams of active ingredient / acre year.

This represents the active ranges for mating disruption. Please note that complete trap shutdown may not necessarily occur; however, a decline in mating is achieved.

TIMING OF APPLICATION

At least two applications of NOMATE BHF MEC are recommended per season. The first application should occur as soon as the first fireworm moths are caught in pheromone monitoring traps. The second application should occur at the end of the next three to four weeks or at the beginning of the second moth flight. Work with an integrated Pest Management program or extension professionals to correctly time the applications.

The use of Scentry pheromone traps and lures, and routine larval surveys of foliage and fruit is strongly recommended for timing NOMATE BHF MEC applications.