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Organic pest repellent and growth enhancer formula for plants
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Neem oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of neem (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen tree which is endemic to the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced to many other areas in the tropics. It is perhaps the most important of the commercially available products of neem for organic farming and medicines.
Neem oil contains a plethora of triterpenoids of which azadirachtin is the most well known and studied. The azadirachtin content of neem oil varies from 300ppm to over 2500ppm depending on the extraction technology and quality of the neem seeds crushed. Formulations made of neem oil find wide usage as a bio-pesticide for organic farming, as it repels a wide variety of pests including the mealy bug, beet armyworm, aphids, the cabbage worm, thrips, whiteflies, mites, fungus gnats, beetles, moth larvae, mushroom flies, leafminers, caterpillars, locust, nematodes and the Japanese beetle. Neem oil is not known to be harmful to mammals, birds, earthworms or some beneficial insects such as butterflies, honeybees and ladybugs. It can be used as a household pesticide for ant, bedbug, cockroach, housefly, sand fly, snail, termite and mosquitoes both as repellent and larvicide (Puri 1999). Neem oil also controls black spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose and rust (fungus).
Cold Pressed Method of Neem oil extraction - Patented Indian traditional method :
Neem oil is obtained by cold pressing the seed kernel of good quality seeds of the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), which is a tropical evergreen tree native to India and also found in other Southeast Asian and African countries.. Care is taken to collect only matured pods that are dropped from the tree rather than harvesting directly from the tree to avoid immature seeds. These seeds depulped, washed, dried, decorticated, machine as well as hand graded inorder to remove any immature or disease affected seeds. The advantage is the neem oil derived from these type of need kernels contains 3200 ppm of Azadirachtin content against 2200 ppm of Azadirachtin in case of seeds derived from the fruits. Also the extraction is done without heat, chemicals, or petrochemicals solvents. The resulting oil thus retains all of necessary biochemical compounds which would otherwise be lost.
Neem oil obtained by this process has no organic or inorganic additives. No catalysts are used. As such there is no question of contamination with any toxic or extraneous substance. Cold Pressed Neem Oil will not cause adverse effects to humans and other non-target organisms when used according to label directions. No risk to human health is expected from the use of Cold Pressed Neem Oil because of its low toxicity via all routes of exposure.
Cold Pressed Neem Oil has been used for hundreds of years to control plant insects and diseases. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20460) has certified that Cold Pressed Neem Oil is not a mutagen and is not a developmental toxicant. Based on the review and analysis of the guideline studies, no additional toxicity data are required to support food uses of this biochemical.
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