Product Category: Agrochemicals
Neem Oil Emulsifier - A Natural Pesticide
Not many safe non-toxic pesticides are available for use but having one that is natural is an additional bonus. Neem oil fits these criteria and can be safely used on crops, leaves no dangerous residue in the soil and can effectively reduce or kill pests as well as acting as a fungicide. Agrosurf NOE has been developed to act an emulsifier so the oil can be easily added to water prior to use.
Neem Oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of the Neem tree, Azadirachta Indica, and contains a natural Insecticide, acaricide and fungicide called azadirachtin, a complex triterpenoid. It is not strictly a juvenile hormone mimic but has a more complex spectrum of activity. It acts as a potent antifeedant and also affects insect metamorphosis and development. In addition to azadirachtin, neem extracts contain compounds with antifeedant, repellency, growth regulator and oviposition deterrent activities and extracts of neem seeds have been registered as pesticides for use in controlling a number of insects affecting ornamentals and horticultural crops. Neem Oil is not known to be harmful to mammals, birds and earthworms. Neem Oil works from inside the plant as it is a systemic insecticide, which means that in addition to foliar spraying a solution can be poured onto the soil, or container compost and the plants will absorb it, they take it up into their tissue, and it works from the inside.
Neem Oil is a dark liquid in its normal state and to convert the form into a sprayable liquid, Lankem has developed an emulsifier system that produces a nice free flowing emulsion in an aqueous environment.
Mix the oil and Agrosurf NOE together and then add to water and mix.