Eco-Neem Concentrate – Botanical Insecticide
Eco-Neem Concentrate is a proven effective control of two-spotted (red spider) mite, aphids, curl grubs, lawn armyworm, caterpillars, citrus leafminer, mealybugs, sooty mould and whitefly on ornamentals and fungus gnats in potting soil is made from a pure extract of neem seed, stabilised in a vegetable oil-based carrier.
Eco-Neem works in two ways
- It stops the insect from moulting and progressing in its life cycle, thereby severely disrupting its growth and development.
- it also stops the insect wanting to feed, resulting in starvation. Safe to beneficial insects (which don’t eat foliage) this broad-spectrum, botanically based insecticide, is very effective at low rates (dilute 1 – 3 ml in a litre of water for foliar application; up to 5ml in a litre of water as a soil drench). Although registered overseas for a wider range of pest control, in Australia this product currently has approval only for use on non-food crops.
Eco-neem is internationally certified as an organic input for use on food crops and non-food crops. A review is underway regarding the number of crops covered in Australia towards matching the existing overseas approvals for this product. Made from a renewable resource so has a low ‘carbon footprint’.
Active constituents: 11.82g/L AZADIRACHTIN A and B present as 29.55g/L Azadirachta indica extract.
Dilute 1 – 3 ml in a litre of water for foliar application; up to 5 ml in a litre of water as a soil drench.
Grasshoppers: Mix at a rate of 3 ml per litre of water. Spray at the first sign of grasshoppers and repeat spray every 7 days as needed.