FOR CONTROL OF ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
NoMate OFM Spiral is intended to prevent damage to pome fruit and walnuts caused by oriental fruitmoth. The product functions by disrupting the mating communication between the sexes of the adult moths. By interfering with the natural mating process, fertile egg laying and subsequent larval infestation can be suppressed, thus reducing the need for conventional insecticides. Reduction in the use of conventional insecticides permits an increase in the populations of parasites and predators which assist in the biological control of other pests.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
NoMate OFM Spiral is applied directly by wrapping the spiral around the stems or branches. Open the container just prior to application. Apply the product to the upper 1/3 portion of the canopy whenever possible. Also, the spirals should be placed at least 1 to 2 feet within the radius of the canopy. For maximum effectiveness, it may be necessary to increase the density of dispenser placement around the orchard perimeter.
Unpackage and use only the amount of spirals to be used immediately.
Reseal partially used bags and return them to cold storage while awaiting later use.
TIMING OF APPLlCATlON
1. Monitor, using Scentry \"Wing Style\" or \"Large Plastic Delta Style\" traps and Scentry OFM pheromone lures, to determine the time of application. Trap placement should begin at early petal fall to determine first flight and should continue throughout the season to help assess treatment effectiveness. Change lures every 34 weeks.
2. Make the first application of NoMate OFM Spirals within 2 to 4 days after the first male moth is captured in a trap (biofix). Prediction Degree Day Models can provide assistance in determining application timing. Model information and economic thresholds that may vary according to geographical regions are available from your county Farm Advisor.
3. Second and any subsequent application should be timed such that the new application is made before the effect of the previous application significantly diminishes. Omnivorous leafroller life cycle models, diligent trapping, and field checking are all important considerations in the proper timing of an additional spiral application.
Check orchards soon after inclement weather to determine if another application is needed.