Properties of Neem Oil:
Neem Oil or Neem Seed Oil is a brownish Yellow color Liquid, with smell of garlic. Neem Oil is slightly soluble in water and has 6.5 to 7.5 Ph value, it boils at more than 200 degree celsius and freeze at 13 degree celsius.
Uses of Neem Oil:
- Neem Oil is used in insecticide manufacturing because it contains azadirachtin which effects over 600 species of pestsIncluding insects, nematodes, fungi and viruses and is completely safe to non target organisms like predators, honey bees, pollinators, fish, birds, cattle and human beingsAzadirachtin of neem oil is a famous natural Anti-feedent, growth regulator and ovi-positional repellent for insects, as a major active ingredient which make it a perfect alternative to chemical pesticides
- Use as a Insecticides: Neem Oil Based Insecticides are the best among insecticides due to following properties:
- Neem Oil is a natural product, absolutely non-toxicIt is 100% bio degradable and environment friendlyIt is completely safe for humans and beneficial insects like honey beeIt can be mixed with other synthetic pesticide and also enhances their actionIt is effective for over 600 species of pestsIt is a broad spectrum insecticide
- Mode of Action: It exhibits various Behavioural Responses such as Anti feedant, Feeding Deterrent, Repellent, Oviposition Deterrent etc., and Physiological Responses such as Insect Growth Regulator, Moulting Inhibitor, Reproduction Inhibitor, Anti fertility etc.
- Pests affected by Neem Oil Based Formulations: Neem Oil Based Pesticide effects over 600 species of pest. Few of them are: Aphids, Armyworms, Beetles, Bollworms, Borers, Caterpillars, Fruit worms, Leaf folders, Leaf miners, Scale, Thrips, Mealy bugs, Cutworms, Flies & Maggots and a lot more
- Crops for Neem Oil Based Formulations: It can be the best pesticide for: Cotton, Rice, Tea, Tomato, Brinjal etc