If you are a commercial grower, a farmer or producer, a big part of your job is the crop protection of your field-grown fruits and vegetables or your greenhouse plants. Threats to your crops are everywhere, and if you let something attack them, the problem can escalate quickly. For your agricultural or horticultural businesses to survive, thrive and be profitable, you need high-quality commercial crop protection solutions that can destroy or ward off the threats without hurting the crops themselves.
When it comes to products for optimizing the crops for commercial growers, no one can compare with Kemin Industries. We are responsible for products that affect billions of lives, and we take that responsibility seriously.
Commercial crop protection is a challenging, complex problem. You want controls for crop protection that work. The most effective products for managing pest pressure are ones that can get rid of the problem without posing a threat to your crops. You need a product with proven results — you can't afford to apply something that will damage your crops or plants and find out about it too late.
Among the most ubiquitous and insidious threats to your crops are spider mites and soft-bodied insects. Spider mites are a nearly microscopic creature that feeds on plants' leaves. They can quickly turn into an infestation, hiding on the underside of the leaves and devouring your crops, leaving a fine white webbing as an indicator they have made your crops their home and food source. Small, soft-bodied insects, such as aphids, whiteflies and thrips, can also wreak havoc on your crops.
To minimize the population and control pests in fruiting vegetables and more, you must act quickly with natural miticides and insecticides. An unchecked infestation can render your entire field of crops worthless in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, spider mites and other small, soft-bodied pests tend to be very difficult to kill, having built up a resistance to the many pesticides that have been used against them.
Diseases rob plants of their essential nutrients, immunity and good health. Plants with disease are unable to reach their maximum growing potential which can result in lower yields and decreased profits for growers. This is why disease prevention and control is an essential part of every operation.
Fungal and bacterial diseases are the gift that keeps on giving. They are constantly changing and becoming more difficult to combat. Some of the most detrimental diseases in the industry today are grey mold, powdery mildew, fireblight, Fusarium wilt, and black rot. They have developed resistance to many alternatives and will continue to adapt and cause problems in your plants.
The suppression of these pests is vital to the success of any growing operation. A product with no known resistance and unique nano emulsion technology is what you need to control disease and maximize your plant potential.
You may find the use of horticultural oils, such as a rosemary oil pesticide, a great sustainable farming practice to adopt to ward off pests your crops safely. However, finding the right horticultural oil blend, of course, is the key.
The good news is that Kemin has an answer. Our line of pest management products, TetraCURB™ Concentrate, TetraCURB™ Organic, and Thymox Control® , are our zero-day PHI and zero-hour REI miticide-insecticides and fungicide-bactericides that are not disruptive to labor or harvest activities and have been rigorously tested and approved for use on all crops. When used as part of an integrated pest management program, they help minimize the development of pesticide resistance and can mitigate pests in your production systems.
TetraCURB™ Concentrate is a contact miticide-insecticide based on rosemary oil extracted from our proprietary blend of sustainably-grown rosemary plants that controls and repels spider mites and small, soft-bodied insects, targeting the adult and nymph stages with no phytotoxicity. It is labeled for use on all plants and food crops, and it will help protect crops from insects and keep workers, produce and plant and safe.
TetraCURB™ Organic is an OMRI-Listed® contact miticide-insecticide and repellent that provides effective mite, aphid, whitefly and thrip control for a wide range of specialty crops with a zero-day PHI. With a high concentration of active ingredients formulated with a unique blend of botanical oils, TetraCURB Organic is a new option for organic growers to help protect crops from pests throughout the cropping season. This fast-acting knockdown insecticide will provide a high level of control of insects and mite pests.
Thymox Control® is a botanical oil-based, broad-spectrum, contact fungicide-bactericide that contains thyme oil as the active ingredient. Thymox Control® efficacy is powered by an innovative nano emulsion technology that delivers billions of nano-size droplets of thyme oil for superior contact and higher killing effect. Unlike current underperforming conventional options, Thymox Control® is an effective, safe, and environmentally friendly way to protect commercial crops from pathogens – even the ones that are becoming resistant to fungicides or bactericides.
More and more feed companies, commercial growers and farmers turn to Kemin Industries for help with their products every day, and we hope you will, too. The success and health of your crops, as well as the food and plants they produce, are our highest priority. Our team works every day to make sure you have the best products to keep them healthy.
To learn more about our line of highly-effective crop health and crop protection products, contact Kemin today.