Pheromone for mating disruption of fall armyworm
FERMATE® FAW is a pheromone designed for onward formulation of mating disruption products for control of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
The product contains Z9-14 Acetate as its main pheromone component.
FERMATE® FAW is manufactured by BioPhero’s proprietary fermentation technology, using the same enzymes as insects to produce biologically active and environmentally friendly pheromones.
The fall armyworm is one of the world’s worst pests:
- It has voracious appetite for maize, rice, wheat and over 100 other crops
- It is developing resistance to conventional control measures such as insecticides and GM traits
- Since 2016, it has spread out of the Americas to all but the coldest regions of Earth
- It is threatening food security in Africa and Asia in particular