Thursday, 13 April 2017
JUST 1 OUNCE PURE NEEM OIL TO A GALLON OF WATER..IT HAS FUNGICIDE TOO...
This compound is found in the seeds (0.2 to 0.8 percent by weight) of the neem tree, Azadirachta indica (hence the prefix aza does not imply an aza compound, but refers to the scientific species name). Many more compounds, related to azadirachtin, are present in the seeds as well as in the leaves and the bark of the neem tree which also show strong biological activities among various pest insects Effects of these preparations on beneficial arthropods are generally considered to be minimal. Some laboratory and field studies have found neem extracts to be compatible with biological control. Because pure neem oil contains other insecticidal and fungicidal compounds in addition to azadirachtin, it is generally mixed at a rate of 1 ounce per gallon (7.8 ml/l) of water when used as a pesticide
- Reduces requirement of pesticides and insecticides
- Increases plant health
- Enhances the qualities of neem
- Totally Safe for spray operator
- Does not harm helpful parasites, predators, pollinators
- Safe for fish, live stock, poultry and birds
- Being a natural neem based product, it is bio – degradable & eco friendly, harmless and a good friend of the soil
1. Pure Neem Oil will retain its potency much longer if stored at about 40°F in a low light area such as a refrigerator
2. A new batch of Neem oil, water and a little soap (according to label) should be mixed each time you are going to spray. Mix only the amount of Neem oil you will use in 4 to 6 hours.
3. Do not mix anything with your Neem Oil solution other than the water and soap used to prepare that solution.
4. The soap (ecologically friendly dishwashing detergent) is used to help emulsify the soil. If no soap is used the Neem will not mix into solution with the water and spraying will not be effective.
5. Spray the entire plant including the top of the potting media. Spray benches, walkways and any surface which an insect might travel.
6. A mixture of 1oz to 1 gallon of water should be used for spraying. A weaker solution may be used as a maintenance spray. It is impossible to give a definite schedule for spraying, however a “close eye” will help each person to adjust a timetable to maintain clean plants. You will probably not have to spray often with Neem as with toxic insecticides.
· deters feeding
· repels larvae and adults
· stops the molting and metamorphosis processes
· disrupts or inhibits the development of eggs, larvae and pupae
· disrupts mating
· sterilizes adults
· deters females from laying egg
Neem is a natural, 100% organic eco friendly, biodegradable product. It has low toxicity to humans, pets, honey bees and other beneficial insects. It has been shown to effectively control hundreds of insect pests. Its amazing properties will make it a useful tool in fighting some of the trickier pests such as birch leaf miner.