The neem granules should be added to the soil at planting time. Alternatively, it should be applied to the ground surface well before insects that attack your plants are about. Presently, Grass Grub, Porina and Bronze Beetle are all problems that can be controlled with Neem. If you are having problems with your tomatoes and potatoes, Neem is particularly efficacious and the best natural safeguard against the potato/tomato psyllid.
· Stops progression from eggs to grubs
· Stops grubs becoming flying insects
· Reduces insect attack
· Controls grass grub
· Controls root nematodes
· Controls mealybugs
· Controls tomato/potato psyllid
· Controls white butterfly attack
· Protects Container plants
Unlike chemicals, insects do not become ‘super’ insects that develop resistance
· Totally prevents hatching and acts as an insecticide on eggs in the soil
· Enriches the soil with natural nutrients
· The chlorophyll content increases daily
· Totally organic matter, no harm to soil, water or the environment and induces
the growth of beneficial soil flora and fauna
· Induces the nitrification process
· The decomposition of Native Neem neem cake releases fatty acids, aldehydes, ketones, amino acids, carbohydrates and frees sulphur, which forms the
precursor materials for plant growth and metabolism
· Once decomposed, many of the released compounds hinder the growth of pathogenic fungus
· The taste, odor and organic composition retards, repels / inhibits the growth and development of plant parasitic nematodes
· Root galling can be controlled
· New Plants: Apply a handful of granules to the planting hole at a depth of 15-20cm, mix into the soil, then sprinkle another handful of granules on top of
the soil around the plants
· Established Plants: 50 -80 grams per square metre, lightly raked around the plants
· Grass Grub Treatment: Sprinkle the granules over the recently mowed lawn at the rate of 50 grams per square metre and water to settle to the soil. Best times for treating is around December as the females are laying their eggs and the grubs are hatching. Also about April/May/June/July depending on where you are in NZ.
· Very effective around shrubs and tall trees where spraying is difficult
· Store at room temperature in dry and dark conditions
· Harmless to earthworms.
These granules are known as the ‘King’ among other organic fertilisers due to their high Azadirachtin content and high NPK value.
Our research proves that the following nematodes are controlled by neem cake: Arenaria, Haplolaimus Indicus, Helicotylenchus Erythrina, Pratylenchus sp., Meloidogyne Incognita, M.Javanica (root-knot nematode found in vegetable crops like okra, chilli, French beans, tomato, black gram, green gram, egg plant etc) Parasitic Fungi, R.Brassica, Reniform Nematode, Root-knot Nematodes, Rotylenchulus Reniformis (found on okra, French and garden beans), Radopholus similis (banana) Trylenchor hynchus - various species, etc.
Other Pests: Grain Moth, Lesser Grain Moth, Red Flour Beetle.
Neem cake/granules are harder to find, but are a highly bio-available fertiliser, exceptionally effective at controlling garden pests. They may also assist in repelling mammals such as deer, rabbits and squirrels.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight