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Introduction about neem oil

por Gavin Du Faur (2020-08-24)

What is ne?m oil?
Neem ??l is a natu?ally occurring pesticide found in seeds fr?m the neem tree. ?t is yellow to brown, has a bitter taste, and a garlic/sulfur smell. It has been used for ?undreds of y?ar? to control pe?ts and diseases. Components of neem oil can be found in many products today. These inclu?e toothp?ste, ?osmet?cs, soaps, and pet shamp?os. Neem oil is a mixture of c?mponents. Az?dirachtin is the most active component for repelling and killing pests and can b? extracted from neem oil. The portion left over is called clarifie? hydrophobic neem oil.
What ar? some products that contain neem oil?
Ne?m ?il and some ?f its purifie? components are used in over 100 pesticide products. They ar? applied to a wide variety ?f crops and ornamental plants for insect control. Ne?m ?il ?an be form?lated into granules, du?t, ?ettable powde?s or emulsifiab?e concentrates.
How does neem oil work?
Neem oi? is made of many components. Azadir?chtin is t?e most active. It r?duces insect feeding and acts ?s a repellent. It also interferes with insect hormone systems, making it harder for insects to ?row and lay eggs. Azadiracht?n ?an also repel and reduce the feeding of nematodes. Othe? components of neem oil kill insects by hind?ring their ability to feed. Ho?ever, the exact role of every component is not known.