If you are a commercial greenhouse grower, nursery manager or ornamental grower, your greenhouse crop production is naturally very important to you. Whether you are the owner, head grower, assistant grower or serve some other function, you no doubt take your greenhouse horticulture responsibilities seriously. That means you are always looking for ways to improve your ability to grow and raise healthy plants.
As someone responsible for the successful operation of a greenhouse, your duties may include overseeing the implementation and design of an effective Integrated Pest Management Program, applying fertilizer and other aspects of plant growth, maintaining a healthy environment for plants, transplanting plants into pots, managing plant pests or some combination of these.
Your goal is to produce and ship only the highest quality plants, flowers or produce to market. What are the challenges you face in this regard?
Labor management is a significant issue. You want your workers to have an environment where they can be confident in their safety and their efforts are appreciated, so they will continue to work toward optimal profitability of your operation.
Soil quality is another concern. Poor soil or growing media is likely to result in poor crop production, and finding the right soil treatment can often be a challenge.
The major concern most greenhouse workers have to deal with, however, is usually pest control. Pest infestation, especially in the form of the dreaded spider mite or powdery mildew, can be devastating to a greenhouse. You need cutting-edge greenhouse technology that includes biocontrols to safely manage pest problems. Any insecticide chemical mode of action must be one that is safe for your plants and also effective against the pests that attack them.
Kemin is your premium source for value-added pest control solutions for greenhouse and nursery crop health. We also have the products you need to enrich your soil. Our high-grade greenhouse and nursery solutions include:
Our zero-hour REI and zero-day PHI miticide-insecticide efficiently controls greenhouse small, soft-bodied insects and mite pests when added to the rotation of a well-designed integrated pest management program. A biopesticide that is based on our proprietary rosemary oil, TetraCURB™ Concentrate is an environmentally-friendly variety of crop protector that has no phytotoxicity and is exempt from residue tolerance on your plants.
A powerful organic miticide-insecticide and repellent that controls small, soft-bodied insects and mite pests with a zero-day Pre-Harvest Interval. With a high concentration of active ingredients formulated with a unique blend of botanical oils, TetraCURB Organic is a new natural option for organic growers to help manage pest pressure throughout the growing seasons.
If your goal is to get your plants transplanted faster, our soil amendment Valena™ may be just the solution you are searching for. Our unique, sustainable, paramylon rich strain of unicellular Euglena gracilis algae can give your soil that boost it needs to maximize your plant growth.
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.
Kemin Crop Technologies partners with Laboratoire M2, Inc. to distribute Thymox Control®. Read the announcement here. FIFRA 25(b) exempt pesticides: These products are exempt from registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under FIFRA section 25(b) regulations. Kemin Industries, Inc. represents that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Intended for commercial use. Always read and follow the entire label direction before use. Use strictly in accordance with precautionary statements and direction. Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance management and IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area. The products are not registered, or authorized for sale in all states. Consult your Kemin representative or your state regulatory representative for approval of this use in your state, specific applications and labeling.™Trademarks of Kemin Industries, Inc., USA. Thymox® is a registered trademark of Laboratoire M2.