Registration under Act 36 of 1947:  pending

Organic standard: SANS 1369:2016 Annex C; Table C.1
Description, Compositional requirements and conditions for use
Plant oils (e.g. mint oil, pine oil, and caraway oil)
Insecticide, acaricide, fungicide and sprout inhibitor
  • Citro-Cure

  • Identification
    A yellow liquid with a strong citrus fruit smell
    Citro-Cure is a contact insecticide and an oxidation barrier.
    (a) It is a contact insecticide against leafhoppers, leafminer amd caterpillars.

(b) It is an oxidation barrier when added into the washing of leafy vegetable (ex. lettuce) and bananas
Directions for use
(a) Dosage: 250 – 300 ml Citro-Cure per 100 l water.
Application: Wash spray tank thoroughly to remove all traces of residues. Half fill tank with water (pH 6.0-7.3). Shake container with Citro-Cure well.  Add Citro-Cure and fill the spray can to the correct volume while stirring continuously. Wet plants properly. Apply early morning or late afternoon. Do not spray if the air temperature is above 30°C or if the relative humidity is lower than 30%.

(b) Dosage: 500 ml Citro-Cure per 100 l water.
Application: Add to rinsing water
Safety precautions
Treat as harmful. Keep out of reach from children and uninformed persons. Read the label conscientiously.
 Can be added to insecticidal sprays where resistance to such is expected.
 Do not apply directly before or after irrigation or if wind is blowing too strong.


Active(s):  A concentrate retrieved and unpurified from citrus peels and pips containing d-limonene (CAS 5989-27-5); potassium soap (CAS 67701-09-1) and ascorbic acid (CAS 50-81-7)

Toxidity:  PAN Bad Actor Chemical: No;

Health risks human: Is not recognized as health threat; Acute: Stomach irritation; Cronic: Skin and eye irritant;  Carcenogenisis: unclassified; Cholinesterate inhibitor: No

Environmental Impact:  General: Is not recognized as threat to the environment; Bees: No; Fish: Slightly toxic in high dosages; Groundwater: Not likely

Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs)
Expected residue concentration per applied flat cm2: 0.0125 mg/cm2
Expected time of complete breakdown: 4 days
Applied quantities of d-limonene as pesticide / fungicide on crop is lower than the guidance value on limonene of 0.1 mg/kg suggested in the food industry when used as additive to food stuffs.

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