FOR CONTROL OF TOMATO PINWORM

General Information

INSTRUCTlONS FOR USE

NOMATE TPW MEC is intended for use in preventing tomato pinworm damage in tomatoes. 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.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

NOMATE TW MEC can be applied with conventional ground and aerial application equipment.

DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT THROUGH ANY TYPE OF IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

TIMING OF APPLICATION

1 . It is best to begin applications of NOMATE TPW MEC while pinworm populations are relatively low. The economic threshold using a Scentry wing trap and tomato pinworm lure is 2-5 moths per trap per day. If at planting time this threshold is reached or larvae are present, make the first application within two weeks. Early applications will suppress mating activity of adults that emerge from already infested transplants.

2. Repeat applications should be made before effectiveness of the previous application diminishes significantly. The interval between successive applications should not exceed 4 weeks. High pest pressure and temperature may require shorter application periods.

3. The use of SCENTRY pheromone traps and lures, and routine larval survey of foliage and fruit is strongly recommended for timing NOMATETPW MEC applications.