These NoMate Peach Twig Borer Spirals are mating disruptors; they work by interfering with communication between adults to prevent mating. This disruption in their mating process means fewer fertile eggs, decreasing the chances of subsequent larval infestation. With the reduction of larvae there is less need for conventional pesticides. The consequent reduction in harmful chemicals can encourage populations of beneficial insects and organisms to grow and contribute to the biological control of these pests.
These easy-to-use spirals (simply wrap them around a stem or branch) only work on the flying adult moths and only stop them from reproducing; they do not kill the larvae. Please refer to our Peach Twig Borer page for information on how to round-out your control by tackling the other life stages.
When left unchecked, Peach Twig Borers can devastate stone fruit and nut trees. Their larvae hatch out in early spring and get right to work feeding on a tree's new shoots. As the fruit emerges, they will feast on that as well. They enter the fruit at the stem or suture line and feed on the soft flesh under the skin. Sometimes they miss the fruit meal, however, as their voracious appetite for young shoots can take a toll on a tree's ability to fruit properly. Protecting your trees from these damaging pests takes some planning and several steps. NoMate PTB spirals are part of the process that leads to successful control.
How To Apply:
- Open the container just prior to application. 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.
- NoMate PTB Spiral is applied directly to the tree by wrapping the spiral around the stems or branches. They are wind and rain resistant.
- Apply the product to the upper 1/3 portion of the canopy whenever possible.
- Place spirals at least 1-2 feet within the radius of the canopy. For maximum efficiency, it may be necessary to increase the density of the placement around the orchard perimeter.
- Monitor using wing or delta style traps and PTB lures to determine the best time for application. Traps should be placed in the orchard a few days before blossom to determine biofix and the first flight. Change monitoring lures every 3-4 weeks.
- Make the first application of NoMate PTB Spirals with 2-4 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.
- Second and any subsequent application should be timed such that the new application is made before the effect of the previous application significantly diminishes. Leafrollers life cycle models, diligent trapping and field checking are all important considerations in the proper timing of an additional spiral application
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