Gardens highly invite pests because gardeners are non-professional in backyard maintenance. Basically, backyard gardens are likely to invite most of the dreadful pests than the condition in farms. Among the damages produced by the insects, worms are seemed to be the worse of its kind. Worms in the garden generally mean the green worm which includes broccoli worm, diamond block worm, cabbage worms and looper worms. In the life cycle of a butterfly or a moth, Worm belongs to the intermediate stage. At this stage of its cycle, they feed on the leaves and fruits for their growth as the eggs are laid over the leaves of the plants.
In particular, Green worms quite often feed on the mature fruits and create a severe loss to the gardeners. Their characteristic attack is over the tomato and potato of Solanaceae family, Cabbage and Cauliflower of Brassica family and some flowering plants as well. Cash crops cultivated in the gardens are extremely vulnerable to these worms thus it becomes necessary for a gardener to ensure few necessary measures to protect the plants from such damages.
The treatment of green worms using a synthetic pesticide is easy by practice, but it is less effective in reaction against their activities. Moreover, it is also probable to increases the risk of toxic levels in the garden thereby ostensibly reduces the efficacy of the plant. The pesticides not only oppress the fertility during its application but also observed to prolong for further season by existence of inhibiting compounds that are difficult to break down in the soil. There comes the role of Neem oil, an organic pesticide certified by the environmental protection agency which is completely bio-degradable product.
oil is proven to eliminate the destructive
activities of most of the pests and insects
efficiently. The spraying of this organic
oil over the plants can keep the insects
away from the farms. Large green worms can
be identified and detached from the feed
place by hand pick. If the population is
huge it becomes difficult to remove it manually,
and it requires the application of neem
oil pesticide as spray in the infested area.
oil alters the internal behavior in
worms on its feed and finally terminates
it. Few worms are resisted by the strong
foul smell of neem oil. Therefore, the novice
gardeners can make use of the neem
oil as a natural remedy for green worms
Author: Adam Teaser - neem
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