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Neem Oil
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Neem seeds contains up to 45% of a brown and bitter oil (neem oil or oil of Margosa). It has many medicinal uses and can also be used in lamps and for soap making.

Neem oil can control blackspot, powdery mildew, anthracnose and rust fungi.

How to Produce Neem Oil in Your Kitchen: Extract the kernels from the seeds by pounding the seed in a mortar and winnowing out the shells (use a special mortar because neem seed is very bitter).

To spray neem oil on crops, you need to dilute it with water but neem oil will not mix with water. You need a surfactant to make it mix with water. A good home surfactant is liquid dish washing soap or soap. Don’t use detergent because they’re toxic to soil organisms. To make neem oil solution stick well to leaves, you can add saponins like aloe vera juice.

As an insecticide, use 4 teaspoons neem oil + 1 tablepsoon dish washing soap + 1 gallon water. Spray on plant or use as soil drench at 1l for 1m2 of soil. The best time to spray is during the cooler parts of the day – morning, late afternoon or evening. Doing so will prevent neem from harming beneficial insects like butterfly. For heavy infestation, apply weekly and for prevention, apply biweekly.
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@farmtech, pls my questions 1. Pls is it from d neem seed we can extract dis neem oil from. 2. Pls sir can u pls specify d dishwashing ingredient dat we need. 3. Can only neem oil and aloe vera oil (excluding dishwash) be used if yes d right measurement(u only give dat of neem oil dishwash). Thanks
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(06-14-2015, 05:32 PM)Ikowa5 Wrote: @farmtech, pls my questions 1. Pls  is it from d neem seed we can extract dis neem oil from. 2. Pls sir can u pls specify d dishwashing ingredient dat we need. 3. Can only neem oil and aloe vera oil (excluding dishwash) be used if yes d right measurement(u only give dat of neem oil dishwash). Thanks

1. Yes, you extract the oil from the kernel inside the seed.
2. You can use soap dissolved in water or liquid soap, but don't use detergent.
3. No, the aloe and neem oil will not mix very well, you need the surfacant to make them mix.
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?Where can we buy neem seed?
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