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 oil-based biopesticides. When used in rotation in an integrated pest management program, they can help mitigate population and avoid the risk of pesticide resistance, helping grower produce the highest quality crops and plants,” says Vince Livengood, Sales Manager at Kemin Crop Technologies. “Plus, they are a safer and sustainable environmentally-friendly alternative to synthetic pesticides.”
Read our "tips when using horticultural oil-based pesticides" from our Expert Tips blog.
Rosemary Oil: 50%
TetraCURB Concentrate can be used safely on a wide variety of commercial indoor and outdoor, food and non-food crops sites such as:
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).
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.
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).
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1 Gal. | 2.5 Gal. | Tote (275 Gal.)
As of June 2020, 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, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, 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.
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.
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.