Neem Oil for the Garden
This Bottle Makes 24 Gallons Of Solution
100% Pure Neem Oil - Contains a minimum azadirachtin content of 1500 ppm (azadiractin is the active ingredient in neem oil for gardens).
This neem oil is cold pressed from seeds of the Indian neem tree. Approved for use in organic gardening, TheraNeem oil is environmentally compatible, non-toxic to mammals and birds, and does not affect beneficial insects and bees. Used as a foliar spray and soil drench, neem is biodegradable, safe and effective.
Use TheraNeem garden spray to effectively control more than 30 common pests, including aphids, whiteflies, gypsy moths, webworms, mealybugs, and caterpillars on ornamentals, flowers, trees and shrubs.
After studying over 250 plants that exhibited insecticidal properties, the consensus of world scientists was that neem proved to be the most effective and most environmentally friendly of them all. Neem's natural properties pose no danger of toxic reactions. It's main mode of action is classified as an "anti-feedant", meaning that insect pests usually refuse to eat any plant covered with neem and do so until they starve to death. Other effects are as a repellant and a reducer of the insect's ability to reproduce.
Elimination of the insect pest occurs not by quick poisoning, but by starvation and drastic reductions in offspring. Birds and beneficial insects, which are not affected by neem, then feed on the remaining weakened pests and the small number of remaining offspring. The result is an almost immediate halt to plant damage- without poisoning the environment.
Neem garden spray is non-toxic to animals and people. Areas sprayed with neem are not poisonous areas to be avoided for days as those sprayed with the typical synthetic insecticides. Neem is also a natural, bio-degradable product. Only insects that eat plants are affected by neem, leaving honeybees and other beneficial insects essentially unharmed. In fact, in those areas sprayed with neem, the average size and number of earthworms is greater that in unsprayed areas.
This garden spray provides plants with protection from many types of fungi. In several tests, spraying neem oil on plants prevented the outbreak of powdery mildew better than popular commercial products. It seems to work best as a preventative rather than a cure once the fungus has become established.
How to use garden spray
Do not spray if temperature is over 90 degrees. Spray in the morning or evening, when it is cooler. If used in higher temperatures it could cause leaf curling. Do not try using a more concentrated mix- follow the directions. Mix only the amount you need, and discard the unused portion.
Usage rate is one teaspoon neem oil per quart or four teaspoons neem oil per gallon of water. Add 1/4 teaspoon of an ecologically friendly dish detergent to a small portion of the water as an emulsifier. Add the neem oil and mix well. Add remaining water, stir well and use immediately. Use as a foliar spray and soil drench, spraying both the top and underside of the foliage. For most problems, repeat spraying once a week for 5 weeks.
Your garden will be safe for immediate use after spraying
16 fl oz (472 mL)