NEEM is the term that identifies the azadirachta indica, indigenous tree of Southeast Asia, from whom substances used in medicine, in cosmetics and in agriculture are extracted from centuries.
The fruit is a drupe similar to the olive which contains one or two seeds from which it is extracted, by pressing, the NEEM OIL, a natural repellent to flying insects. The residue of the pressing, called oilcake or simply cake, preserves in its interior a high percentage of active substances which are increasingly used in plant PROTECTION and NUTRITION. The extracts of neem are also found as components of toothpastes, soaps and healing creams of various skin diseases in the human and veterinary field.
More and more often the Neem, in its various traded forms, is being used for its extraordinary properties
and its many applications in the orchard and in the garden as a fertilizer or a natural repellent of noxious insects that attack the plants.
NEEM AS FERTILIZER
Effects of fertilization
RADISANA (100% Neem)
Dosage 100 kg per 1000 sq.m
underground pre-planting. In 2005, confirming some international studies, an Italian university research highlighted the ability of Neem to slow down the nitrification of nitrogen which is the last of the natural steps that allow the various forms (organic, urea, ammoniacal) to transform into readily assimilable nitric nitrogen but with the advantage of a gradual release. In this university study, therefore, the Neem Panel, despite being a 100% vegetable substance, was considered an alternative to the synthetic molecules resulting from the most advanced researches of the multinationals of chemistry.
BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES
• production of low cost natural fertilizers and insecticides
• reduction of environmental impact due to less chemicals usage
• reduction of vector insect diseases or related to the abuse of chemical pollutants
• increase in quality and quantity of agricultural and livestock production
• energy saving due to the recycling of industrial waste
NEEM AS A NATURAL REPELLENT
It has long been known that the NEEM PANEL scattered in the ground is effective against insects and nematodes; in addition, a recent joint research by Enea - University of Rome “La Sapienza” (“Toxic effects of Neem cake extracts on Aedes albopictus [Skuse] larvae” Nicoletti M., Serafini M., Aliboni A., D'Andrea A., Mariani S., Parasitology Research, volume 107, number 1) has shown that Neem Panel, titrated in the most effective compounds, has a strong toxic effect on tiger mosquito eggs and larvae. Therefore, the fertilizer rich in Neem Panel practically block the development of the mosquito larvae in the saucer’s stagnant water, with its components that dissolve during irrigation.
With the use of fertilizers from the line
NEEM, A HELP FROM NATURE
- Graduality of absorption with longer time intervals between fertilizations.
- Healthy vegetables without accumulation of nitrates in the leaves.
- Regular development of plants through the optimal absorption of nutrients, nitrogen and iron in particular, and reduction of losses.
- In potted plants, control of the development of tiger mosquito larvae in saucers.
Find out more about NEEM!
- NEEM PANEL: FOR A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL CHAIN
- NEEM CAKE