Rosemary oil has been used as a natural insecticide option for centuries. We have leveraged these insecticidal properties to design TetraCURB MAX™, a botanical oil based, contact miticide-insecticide for two-spotted spider mites, and soft-bodied insects such as aphids, lygus, mealybugs, or whiteflies. The premium botanical oils within TetraCURB MAX are rich in insecticidal compounds. These compounds are responsible for the multiple modes of action, making TetraCURB MAX an excellent tool for resistance management. TetraCURB MAX has no concerns of phytotoxicity, when used at the recommended rate.
Botanical oil-based pesticides are a great sustainable crop protection solution, as they often have multiple modes of action, which are less likely to contribute to pesticide resistance.
“Growers using conventional chemistries should absolutely consider adding botanicals into their IPM program. Rotation does not mean simply switching products; growers need to switch chemical classifications in order to receive a true rotation with limited pest resistance,” said Michael Hull, Technical Services Manager at Kemin Crop Technologies.
But multiple modes of action aren’t the only advantage to botanical oil-based pesticides. Botanicals also have lower Re-entry Intervals (REI) and Pre-harvest Intervals (PHI). This allows the grower to apply the botanical pesticide closer to harvest time and still have a safe product for workers and consumers. Some conventional products have an REI of a few days or more. This prevents growers from re-entering the field right away. Low REI levels in botanical products provide more flexibility to the grower.
TetraCURB MAX is an excellent biological crop protection tool to rotate in a sustainable integrated pest management program.
25(b) exempt products are allowed for use on a broad range of crops without restrictions on application timing or volume like many EPA registered products. 25(b) exempt products allow applicators to be flexible and adjust their plans according to the season and situation. Learn more about the advantages of 25(b) products in our blog!
Broad-spectrum control of mites and small soft-bodies insects, including but not limited to:
• Mites, spider mites
All commercial specialty crops, food and non-food crops, indoor and outdoor, including greenhouse, nursery, hop, hemp and cannabis.
The multiple modes of action of this miticide-insecticide make it that much more effective against pests in your operation.
The botanical oil active compounds affect the insect specific octopamine receptor, causing paralysis followed by death.
The castor oil provides true and strong pest suffocation by blocking air from entering the spiracle, leading to pest death.
The formula disrupts the waxy cuticle allowing the active ingredients to quickly penetrate the pest, resulting in desiccation, water loss and death.
TetraCURB MAX vapors induce hyperactivity and avoidance behavior, thus keeping pests away and limit characters of crop establishment.
Can be applied alone or in combination and/or rotation with chemical insecticides. TetraCURB MAX is compatible with most commonly used insecticides and miticides, but a jar test for compatibility and phytotoxicity is recommended before using. Follow the strictest label directions.
• Year-round use. TetraCURB MAX doesn't have label restrictions or limitations on the number of applications per cropping season.
• Do not apply to plants under stress or when the temperature is 90ºF or above.
5-7 day minimum interval.
• Rates for 100 gallons of water per acre
• A minimum of 100 gallons of finished solution to treat one acre is recommended.
• PREVENTATIVE < Economic threshold: 32 fl. oz
• MODERATE PRESSURE > Economic threshold: 64 fl. oz
• HEAVY INFESTATION: At economic threshold: 128 fl. oz
•RESCUE FROM HEAVY INFESTATION: At rescue: 256 fl. oz