Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the Neem tree. It has been used for hundreds of years to control pests and diseases. Components of Neem oil can be found in many products today. Also, check out our workshops for more details.
Neem oil is obtained from the seed kernels of the Neem tree. It is deep yellow in color and has a garlic-like odor. It contains active ingredients like azadirachtin, nimbin, picrin, and sialin.
HOW TO USE
- Neem can disrupt insect growth and feeding patterns, it is best used when insects are young and in early stages.
- Sprays take time to work so apply them frequently.
- Be sure to spray on both sides of the leaves.
Neem oil has a dual purpose in the vegetable garden as both a pesticide and a fungicide. It works on arthropod pests that often eat your vegetables, including tomato hornworms, corn earworms, aphids, and whiteflies. In addition, Neem oil also controls common fungi that grow on vegetable plants, including Mildews.
Alternate names: Margosa oil