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Introduction about neem oil

por Philip McKelvey (2020-09-03)

hqdefault.jpgWhat i? neem oil?
Neem oil is a natura?ly occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. It is yellow to brown, has a bitter taste, and a garlic/sulfur smell. It has been used fo? hundreds of years to control pests and diseases. Components of neem oil can be found in many products today. These include toot?paste, cosmetics, ?o?ps, and pet shampoos. Neem oil is ? mixture of components. Azadirachtin is the most active component for repelling and ki?ling pests and can be extracted from neem oil. The p?rtion left ?ver i? cal?ed clarified hydrophobic neem oil.
What are some pr?ducts that contain neem oil?
Neem oil and some of its purified ?omponents ?re used in over 100 pesticide products. They are applied to a wide variety of crops and o?namental plants for insect control. Ne?m oil can be formulat?d into granules, dust, wettable powders or emulsifiabl? concentrates.
How does neem o?l wor??
Neem oi? i? made of many components. Azadi?achtin is th? most active. It reduces inse?t feeding and acts as a ?epellent. ?t also interferes with insect hormone systems, making it harder for insect? to grow and lay eggs. Azadirachtin can a?so ?ep?l and reduce the feeding ?f nematodes. Other comp?nents of neem oil kill insects by hind?ring their ability t? feed. However, the exact role of every component is not known.