UPGRADE YOUR GROWING PRACTICE AND SPRAY OUR MITICIDE-INSECTICIDE TETRACURB™ CONCENTRATE

 

IT’S NOT JUST AN OIL, IT’S A “SMART BLEND” 

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! 

TetraCURB Concentrate Packaging

“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.” 

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MITIGATE PEST POPULATION PRESSURES WITH TETRACURB CONCENTRATE

Zero-Hour REI
Zero-Hour REI
Zero-Day PHI
Zero-Day PHI
No phytotoxicity Observed*
No phytotoxicity Observed*
Exempt from residue tolerances in the US
MRL EXEMPT
Reduces synthetic usages
Reduces synthetic usages
MPS-ABC Crop Protection Agent list
MPS-ABC Crop Protection Agent list
Essential for a strong IPM program
Essential for a strong IPM program
Quick knockdown
Quick knockdown

THE KEMIN DIFFERENCE

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. 

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MANAGE INSECT AND MITE PESTS EFFECTIVELY WITH TETRACURB CONCENTRATE IN YOUR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 

FORMULATION

  • Liquid emulsifiable concentrate
  • Must be diluted with water before using

TARGET PESTS CONTROLLED

  • Mites such as two-spotted spider mites
  • Small, soft-bodied insects such as aphids, whiteflies
  • Targets pests in the nymph and adult stage

ACTIVE INGREDIENT

Rosemary Oil: 50%

SITES FOR USE

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.

Mode of Action

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.

Multiple Modes of Action

TetraCURB Concentrate MoA
  1. The rosemary oil targets the octopamine receptor in mites to disrupt their nervous system, causing avoidance behavior, paralysis, and suffocation.
  2. The emulsifier allows for uniform product contact across the plant surface. This provides maximum product efficacy of the action with minimum phytotoxicity.
  3. The soap disrupts cuticular waxes of the insect allowing rosemary oil to quickly penetrate and induce water loss in mites, resulting in desiccation and death.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

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.

APPLICATION RATES

  • Preventative to low infestation: Lower rate of 32 fl. oz. /100 gallons of water (0.25%).
  • Moderate to heavy infestation: Higher rates of 64 - 256 fl. oz. /100 gallons of water (0.5%, 1%, 2%).

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS 

  • Foliar spray. Coverage is key! Apply the TetraCURB Concentrate dilution thoroughly on plant and crop surface using enough spray solution to achieve complete coverage, covering the top and bottom of the leaf until runoff. 
  • Dip application: Learn more about the application guideline here.

APPLICATION TIMING

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).

CROP SAFETY – PHYTOTOXICITY 

Torenia Blue dipped in a 2/3 oz/gal TetraCURB Concentrate treatment solution.

(Source: TL-18-00007)

Photo before (left) and after (right). 24-hours after dip treatment
Photo before (left) and after (right). 24-hours after dip treatment

MINIMIZE POPULATION NUMBER WITH TETRACURB CONCENTRATE FOR BETTER CONTROL OF TWO-SPOTTED SPIDER MITES, APHIDS AND WHITEFLIES!

Greenhouse trial on marigold - Two-spotted spider mites

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)

Marigold trial
Mite Count TetraCURB Concentrate

Field trial on strawberry (Sensation variety) - Two-spotted spider mites

Single weekly foliar spray. Mite count 48 hours after each treatment. 

(source: Kemin TL-19-17579, Florida Ag Research).

two-spotted spider mites data on Florida Strawberry

Bioassays

Adults Silverleaf Whiteflies control with miticide-insecticide TetraCURB Concentrate
Adults Silverleaf Whiteflies control with miticide-insecticide TetraCURB Concentrate
Adults Potato Aphids control with miticide-insecticide TetraCURB Concentrate
Adults Potato Aphids control with miticide-insecticide TetraCURB Concentrate

packaging size

 1 Gal. | 2.5 Gal. | Tote (275 Gal.)

States where currently available for sale

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.

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

Brett Cranston
Richard Jones

Brett Cranston - PNW
515-240-0430
Brett.Cranston@kemin.com

 

Darl Reed - Florida
515-707-6312
Darl.Reed@kemin.com

 

Richard Jones - California
626-372-1153
Richard.Jones@kemin.com

 

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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.