TetraCURB™ Concentrate is a tool available to farmers who seek a pesticide derived from a natural source to control and prevent pests and produce healthy and sustainably-grown crops.
Spider mites are a major concern for the agriculture industry. In a short period, these pests can cause severe harm to entire crops—compromising a grower’s productivity and profit. Spider mites are typically found on the underside of plant leaves, using plant cell material as their food source. Their presence can be identified under a 10x magnifying lens, and if a mite infestation is left uncontrolled, plants will become covered with fine white webbing and have visible damage on the leaves. To maintain healthy crops and manage mite pressure, growers must be vigilant in scouting for spider mites. If a mite infestation is detected, it is critical growers act quickly and have a well-prepared pest management plan.
As one of the highest-ranking greenhouse and field pests, spider mites, including two-spotted spider mites, not only cause irreparable damage but are also resistant to an increasing number of pesticides. To help prevent the development of pesticide resistance, growers need more targeted pesticide solutions with novel modes of action to rotate into their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
Beyond traditional synthetic pesticides, growers should consider horticultural rosemary oil-based biopesticide as miticide treatment for greenhouses and other commercial agriculture operations. Used in rotation in an IPM program, they can help get pest-free systems and mitigate pesticide resistance. Plus, they are a safe, sustainable and economical alternative to synthetic pesticides. For centuries, rosemary oil has been used as a natural insecticide. Kemin Crop Technologies harnessed mother nature to design TetraCURB Concentrate, a rosemary oil-based smart blend biopesticide to help growers kill and repel spider mites.
TetraCURB™ Concentrate is a rosemary oil-based contact miticide designed to help growers keep plants, crops and profits healthy. The smart blend of ingredients is safe, environmentally friendly and an effective biopesticide that allows growers to both kill and repel spider mites on all crops. The active ingredient in TetraCURB Concentrate is a high concentration of rosemary oil - 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.
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TetraCURB Concentrate controls spider mites
Rosemary Oil: 50%
For commercial use on a broad range of high value and specialty crops, including non-food and food crops, indoor and outdoor production systems
Leveraging our understanding of plant science and pest management, the TetraCURB Concentrate smart blend formulation acts through multiple modes of action to target mites in the adult and nymph stages of the pest life cycle. The multiple modes of action target mites through consistent application resulting in quick knockdown and high mortality.
Because the TetraCURB Concentrate smart blend provides unique modes of action, it is more difficult for spider mites to develop pesticide resistance. Our crop protection solution is an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic pesticides, TetraCURB Concentrate can be used in an IPM program to help kill spider mites and mitigate pesticide resistance. For good pesticide resistance management practices growers should spray five to seven days apart, for two to three cycles, and then alternate to a pesticide with a different mode of action.
Read the product label for the complete guideline.
If using TetraCURB as part of an IPM program, there are multiple application rates and frequencies, depending on the level of infestation.
Shake well before using. TetraCURB Concentrate is a liquid emulsifiable concentrate and must be diluted with water before using. Use dilution immediately. Do not store diluted solution.
Before mixing and applying TetraCURB Concentrate, thoroughly clean the tank and spray equipment. Spray boom and all nozzles. For best results:
Compatibility of spray mixture (tank mixes): Limited compatibility testing has been conducted for TetraCURB Concentrate with other commonly used chemistries. As such, tank mixing or use of TetraCURB Concentrate with any other product shall be the exclusive risk and responsibility of the user. If you plan to mix TetraCURB Concentrate with other products, always check the physical compatibility first by performing a compatibility test. Test the mixture on a small scale before making large-scale applications. Consult specific product labels for additional information.
In a six-week efficacy trial on marigold flowers, TetraCURB Concentrate reduced challenging mite populations by more than 90 percent without harming plants.
Due to the ever-changing varieties of plants, testing on all plants and crop varieties is not feasible. To ensure that TetraCURB Concentrate is compatible with the array of cultivars under your specific conditions, test the product on a small scale and observe for phytotoxicity before making large-scale applications. Do not apply to plants or crops when the temperature is 90º F or above.
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 a research development team 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 operation.
To ensure growers have the information they need to be successful with TetraCURB Concentrate, we provide in-depth product specification, safety, usage and technical information.
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*source: Kemin internal document TL-18-00007.
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.
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