broad-spectrum, contact insecticide-miticide-repellent to control & repel mites, thrips, soft-bodied insects & Lepidopteran pests

Do you grow strawberries, lettuce and leafy greens, citrus, hops, orchard crops, vegetables, or run a greenhouse operation? Do pests like mites, aphids, beetles, caterpillars, moths, flies, leafhoppers, mealybugs, psyllids, scales, thrips, and whiteflies threaten your operation? We can help you: 

Gemsei™ is a garlic oil-based, broad-spectrum, contact miticide-insecticide and powerful repellent. Gemsei controls, suppresses and repels mites, a wide range of piercing and sucking insects such as thrips, Lepidopteran pests and soft-bodied insects on a variety of specialty crops, including organic crops. Gemsei acts through multiple modes of action provided by the complex mixture of its key organosulfur active compounds in the garlic essential oil.

Garlic oil plays a major role in an IPM program to manage pesticide resistance without disturbing non-target organisms or having a hazardous effect on the environment. Gemsei doesn’t leave a residue or influences the taste and smell of food crops.  

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Garlic Oil-Based Technology

Oil

Active Ingredient: Garlic Oil....................................6.0%

Gemsei has 6 percent of active garlic oil derived from a premium selected source. 

Other ingredients: Water, Potassium Oleate.....94.0%

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Why Do Growers Need a Garlic Oil-Based Technology?

• Highly selected garlic oil source and biologically active compounds screening

• Strong understanding of the actives and relative concentrations

• Effective formulation development with consistent performance.

4-Hour REI
Worker Safety
Zero-Day PHI
Convenient to Use
No phytotoxicity Observed*
No phytotoxicity Observed*
Exempt from residue tolerances in the US
MRL EXEMPT
Compatible with beneficials and pollinators
Compatible with beneficials and pollinators
Sensory Impacts on Crops
No Sensory Impact
Essential for a strong IPM program
Excellent pest resistance management tool
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Targeted Pests Controlled

Broad-spectrum control, including but not limited to:

Mites

Aphids

Beetles

Caterpillars 

Moths

Flies 

 

 

Leafhoppers

Mealybugs

Psyllids

Scales

Thrips

Whiteflies

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Use Sites

For indoor and outdoor crops, food and non-food crops, such as, but not limited to:

• Small fruits and berries

• Pome and stone fruits

• Brassica (cole), bulb vegetables

• Leafy and oriental vegetables

• Herbs and spices

• Tree nuts

• Fruiting and legume vegetables

• Root and tuber vegetables

• Cucurbit vegetables

• Hops and hemp

• Citrus fruits and subtropical fruits

• Greenhouse and nursery

(Refer to the label for the full list).

 

Lettuce and leafy green

How Does GEMSEI Work?

The multiple modes of action of this miticide-insecticide make it that much more effective against pests on your operation. 

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CONTACT EFFECT

DESICCATION

GEMSEI's lipophilic plant oil kills the insect pest by degrading the waxy cuticle causing dehydration.

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OLFACTORY EFFECT

ANTIFEEDANT DETERRENT

GEMSEI discourages pest from feeding, preventing future leaf damage. 

Pest

PEST BEHAVIORAL PERTURBATOR - ADULT MATING DISRUPTER

GEMSEI affects the pest’s odor-binding receptors that interfere with the way that adult male and female locate each other, decreasing the likelihood of successful reproduction

Anti-oviposition activity

PEST BEHAVIORAL PERTURBATOR - ANTI-OVIPOSITION ACTIVITY

Gemsei disrupts the adult female pest from laying eggs on the leaf, preventing future infestation break out.

Repellent Effect

REPELLENT EFFECT

GEMSEI interferes with the pest’s sensing faculties, disguising the odor signal emitted by crops, hence keeping them away and limiting chances of their establishment on crops.

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Directions for use

• ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS 

• SHAKE OR MIX THE CONCENTRATE WELL BEFORE USE 

• MUST BE DILUTED BEFORE USING.

APPLICATION TYPES:

• GROUND 

• AERIAL 

• CHEMIGATION

 

APPLICATION FREQUENCY:

5-day minimum interval

 

APPLICATION TIMING:

• Start applications at the first appearance of pests; do not wait until plants are heavily infested

• Early morning or late afternoon

• At any time up to and including the day of harvest.

TANK MIX:

Can be applied alone or in combination and/or rotation with chemical insecticides. GEMSEI is compatible with most commonly used insecticides and miticides, but a jar test for compatibility and phytotoxicity is recommended before use. Follow the strictest label directions.

Application Rates

• Rates for 100 gallons of water per acre

• A minimum of 30 gallons of total spray volume per acre.

• PREVENTATIVE < Economic threshold: 16 fl. oz

• LOW PRESSURE At economic threshold: 32 fl. oz

 MODERATE TO SEVERE PRESSURE > Economic threshold 48-64 fl. oz

States:

GEMSEI is registered for use in FL, OR, WA, ID.

PREMIUM TECHNICAL SERVICES

Beyond serving as a responsible ingredient manufacturer, Kemin has a team of technical service managers and research and development experts that are incredibly knowledgeable and able to assist as needed with trial support, product instructions and efficient application rates in an integrated pest management program. Our team of technical experts quickly guides growers with best practices and insights to ensure they are receiving the maximum value from our products and, ultimately, a successful, profitable horticulture operation.

Contact our Sales Managers for additional product information

Richard Jones
Richard Jones - California | 626-372-1153 | Richard.Jones@kemin.com
Brett
Brett Cranston - PNW | 515-240-0430 | Brett.Cranston@kemin.com
Darl
Darl Reed - Florida | 515-707-6312 | Darl.Reed@kemin.com

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