Pesticides: Neem
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide _X Fungicide
__Bactericide
_X Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide _X Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
__ Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
__ Post-emergent

__ Systemic
__ Contact
_X Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
_X Non-systemic

_X Protectant
__ Eradicant
__ Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
_X Botanical
__ Other
_X Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
_X Non-systemic

__ Contact poison
_X Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Bonide Bon-Neem Concentrate & RTU
Concern Garden Defense Multipurpose Spray
Ferti-lome Triple Action Plus (+ Pyrethrins)
Monterey 70% Neem Oil Concentrate & RTS
Monterey Neem Oil RTU
Safer BioNEEM Insecticide & Repellent
Schultz Garden Safe Fungicide 3 RTU

Chemical Action and Usages: Botanical insecticide, repellent and fungicide. Active ingredient of the first four brands listed is clarified hydrophobic extract of Neem oil. These products control fungal diseases including black spot, mildews, rusts and scab. Insects controlled include whiteflies, aphids, spider mites, scale, caterpillars and other listed insects. Active ingredient of BioNeem is azadirachtin which is extracted from the seeds of the Azadirachta indica (neem tree native to India and Burma). It controls a wide range of insects including aphids, bagworms, budworms, caterpillars, leafhopper, leaf miners, mealy bugs, thrips, webworms and whiteflies. Neem is a stomach poison that disrupts the hormone balance of targeted insect to the point where feeding, breeding, molting and metamorphosing are severely impaired or prevented. It is most effect on juvenile insect stages. It also has insect repellent qualities in that targeted insects will not feed on neem-treated foliage (e.g. Japanese beetle) Neem products may be used on certain flowers, trees, shrubs and ornamentals. Some also have a vegetable label.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand you have selected. Apply the product according to the instructions on the label.

Toxicity: Very low toxicity to humans, birds, bees and many other beneficial insects such as lady beetles. May be toxic to fish.