oil, a valuable pesticide
and insecticide, is most commonly used
organic product by the gardeners and farmers.
However, due to lack of guidance for the
novice regarding the application of neem
oil in farms some side effects were faced.
Thus it requires some precautionary steps
to be followed for its better use. Problem
arising due to the use of neem oil involves
few error factors, which need to be addressed.
Try to imitate the steps mentioned below
to overcome the errors that were made.
Amount or quantity of neem oil in use will
be one of the common error factors which
most of the fresh gardeners and farmers
make. They are unaware about the proportion
of oil and water necessary for the desired
area of cultivated land and this makes them
to use high dosage without knowledge. This
in turn affects growth or cause burns in
leaves. So the correct proportion will be
a tablespoon of neem oil for one fourth
litre of water and four tablespoons of neem
oil for a gallon of water. Strictly avoid
adding neem oil than the recommended quantity
out of wish. Higher concentration will not
Steps in the manual preparation of neem
oil sprays are mistaken often without proper
prescription. Manual method of producing
neem oil spray has to be done by first adding
the measured quantity of water, especially
warmer to the spray container then add some
drops of eco-friendly detergents or soapy
liquids. Finally infuse the neem oil in
drops as well. If Neem oil is mixed before
the detergents, the oil will be floating
as such without any dispersing into the
water which makes the spraying ineffective.
Spraying of the pesticide is done in such
a way that it spreads to every single crop
in the field. Once in a while shake the
mixture in the spray container to blend
well because if the container is left undisturbed
the oil particles that have been dispersed
in the solution will start floating and
makes the spray neem oil less. Neem
oil can be used for household plants.
Moreover, it is not harmful when those plants
used for feeding pets if the dosage of oil
used is milder.
The time of spraying is more important
which only fewer gardeners are aware of.
Try to spray during night time or cooler
hours of the day like past morning or late
evening instead of spraying during the mid-noon
when the sunrays has its highest degree.
Hot weather conditional spraying causes
curling of leaves.
Leftover neem oil solution should be disposed
as soon as the application is over or mix
with some new solution. Do not use the solution
after a day or even few hours from its preparation
as it starts breaking down.
Author: Adam Teaser - neem oil articles