For centuries, rosemary oil has been used as a natural insecticide option. Kemin Crop Technologies harnessed the power of mother nature to design TetraCURB Concentrate, a botanical-oil based contact miticide-insecticide for commercial growers and farmers who want to get rid of insects and mite pests such as two-spotted spider mites, aphids or whiteflies naturally and sustainably.
We call TetraCURB™ Concentrate a SMART BLEND because its concentrate formulation contains an adjuvant - soap - and an emulsifier among the main active ingredient, Kemin’s proprietary rosemary oil. TetraCURB Concentrate manages and repels mites and a variety of common small, soft-bodied insects on greenhouse plants, ornamentals, specialty crops, field-grown fruits and vegetables. Besides being an economically advantageous solution for growers, TetraCURB Concentrate is safe for workers with its zero-hour REI and convenient to use with zero-day PHI!
“Beyond traditional insecticides, growers should consider horticultural rosemary oil-based biopesticides. When used in rotation in an integrated pest management program, they can help mitigate population and avoid risk of pesticide resistance, helping grower produce the highest quality crops and plants,” says Vince Livengood, Technical Services Manager at Kemin Crop Technologies. “Plus, they are a safer and sustainable environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic pesticides.”
All rosemary oils are not the same. The active ingredient in TetraCURB Concentrate is a high concentration of Kemin’s proprietary rosemary oil – the formula has fifty percent active rosemary oil in the concentrate. Unlike most commodity horticultural oils, such as neem or mineral oils, our rosemary oil is a food-grade oil extracted from our proprietary lines of rosemary plants that are rich in targeted active molecules providing a variety of benefits. To ensure a consistent molecular profile of the active ingredient, high-quality rosemary oil supply, we use a vertically integrated supply chain and grow 1,200 acres of SCS Sustainably Grown Certified rosemary in the United States. Using our experience as specialty crop growers, we took great care to design TetraCURB Concentrate as easy to use and compatible with regulatory requirements.
Rosemary Oil: 50%
TetraCURB Concentrate can be used safely and effectively on a wide variety of commercial, indoor and outdoor sites such as greenhouse, shadehouse, nursery and ornamental production, as well as in agriculture operations, field grown fruit, nuts, vegetable, high value and specialty crops, including non-food crops.
Leveraging our understanding of plant science and pest management, the TetraCURB Concentrate smart blend formulation acts through multiple modes of action to target pests. The spray contact and excellent coverage kill mites and small, soft bodied-insects, resulting in quick knockdown and high mortality. Because the TetraCURB Concentrate smart blend provides multiple modes of action, it is more difficult for the pest to develop resistance to the pesticide.
Application and timing are essential to maximize the effectiveness of the insecticide, reduce cost and reduce impacts on non-target pests.
Always read and follow label directions.
For best results and good pesticide resistance management practices growers should spray 5 to 7 days apart (minimum of 2-3 applications over 2 weeks).
Torenia Blue dipped in a 2/3 oz/gal TetraCURB Concentrate treatment solution.
Photo of side by side marigold flowers. Left: negative control, right TetraCURB Concentrate treatment) in a greenhouse after six weeks.
(source: Kemin TL-16-00051)
Single weekly foliar spray. Mite count 48 hours after each treatment.
(source: Kemin TL-19-17579, Florida Ag Research).
1 Gal. | 2.5 Gal. | Tote (275 Gal.)
As of February 2019, TetraCURB Concentrate has been registered and approved for use in: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.
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.
Brett Cranston - PNW
Darl Reed - Florida
Richard Jones - California
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.
FIFRA 25(b) Exempt pesticide: This product has not been registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 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.
For non-emergency Kemin product inquiries, please call Customer Service at 1-800-752-2864 between the hours of 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Monday - Friday.