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PathoCURB - A Thyme Oil-Based, Broad-Spectrum, Fungicide & Bactericide For All Crops


Thyme oil Technology



  • Thyme oil.....................15.5% 


A botanical oil-based biological for the control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens 

Kemin Crop Technologies strongly believes in the power of botanical oil-based crop protection solutions. The multiple modes of action offered by the various active compounds in botanical oils make these biopesticides excellent tools to prevent pathogens from developing resistance to standard chemistry used by growers.

Thyme essential oil is one of the most effective plant-based active ingredients that farmers can safely use to control detrimental fungal and bacterial plant pathogens.

Rotating fungicide-bactericide products with different class modes of action is crucial to minimize the possibility of fungicide resistance occurring. Therefore, we want to offer an additional fungicide-bactericide class and more modes of action to alternate in the tank mix and in the season to combat the threatening pathogens. 

Our sustainable crop protection solutions provide growers with an effective alternative to conventional chemistries.



Benefits of PathoCURB™

Crop Tech icon ZERO REI

Worker Safety

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Convenient to Use

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MRL Exempt

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Minimal PPE

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Excellent Tool for a Successful IPM Program

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Can Help Lessen the Likelihood of Disease Resistance

Crop Tech ICONS No Phytotoxicity

No Phytotoxicity Observed*


Advantages of PathoCURB™

PathoCURB™ is a thyme oil-based fungicide and bactericide concentrate that effectively prevents and/or cures a broad range of foliar pathogens on commercial plants and crops. A contact spray of PathoCURB helps control the incidence and severity of fungal and bacterial diseases via cell membrane disruption. This mode of action makes PathoCURB an excellent biological product for growers to add in rotation to an Integrated Pest Management program to help lessen the likelihood of disease resistance development. 

>> Learn more about thyme oil in our blog.

Botanical oil-based fungicides and bactericides are excellent sustainable crop protection solutions, as they often have multiple modes of action, which are less likely to contribute to resistance. But multiple modes of action aren’t the only advantage of botanical oil-based fungicides and bactericides. Botanicals also have lower Pre-harvest Intervals (PHI), allowing the grower to apply them closer to harvest time and still have a safe product for workers and consumers. 

Some conventional products have a few days or more re-entry intervals (REI), preventing growers from re-entering the field immediately. However, FIFRA 25(b) exempt products like PathoCURB™ have zero-hour Re-entry Intervals (REI) that give more flexibility to the grower.

Moreover,  25(b) exempt biologicals are allowed for use on a broad range of crops without restrictions on application timing or volume, like many EPA-registered products. These botanicals enable growers to be flexible and adjust their IPM programs according to the season and situation. 

>> Learn more about the advantages of FIBRA 25(b) exempt biologicals in our blog.


Modes of Action 

Broad spectrum

Broad Spectrum


Cell Membrane Disruption 


FRAC Category: BM01


Target Diseases Controlled

Broad-spectrum control of bacterial and fungal diseases. 

  • Fungal diseases such as but not limited to Grey mold (Botrytis cinerea), powdery mildew, and fungal wilt
  • Bacterial diseases such as but not limited to fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) and bacterial spot.


Use Sites 

All commercial specialty crops, food and non-food crops, indoor and outdoor, including but not limited to greenhouse, nursery, orchard, tree fruits, citrus, nuts, hop, hemp, grapes, landscape, etc...


PathoCURB Efficacy | Field Trials


Efficacy on Apple Powdery Mildew (Podosphaera leucontricha) in Washington Apple

PathoCURB™ showed 48% fewer shoots with powdery mildew spores present.






For more trial results, click here




Contact Us: 


Sales Manager


P: 626-372-1153 





Sales Manager


P: 515-344-6674



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Charles McKinnon

Sales Manager

Northern CA

P: 515-601-0295



Charles Hebble


Sales Manager

Great Lakes

P: 515-322-2781 



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Sales Manager


P: 515-823-9744



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Intended for commercial use. Always read and follow the entire label direction before use.

FIFRA 25(b) exempt pesticides: PathoCURB is 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).

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. 

Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographic regions. Product labeling and associated claims may differ based upon regulatory requirements. Consult with your regulatory representative for specific applications and labeling.