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.

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Safety Data Sheet (English)

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

Fall Armyworm