ORGANIC PESTICIDE FOR PLANTS AND HOME GARDEN Works as systemic in plants, Gold Dust Cold Pressed Neem Oil spray gets absorbed in plant vascular system, prevents insect feeding and larvae maturing.
Benefit and Usage
Gold Dust Neem Oil kills insects at all stages of development – adult, larvae and egg. The active chemical in neem oil ‘azadirachtin’ gets rid of insects in a few different ways:
-As an antifeedant
-As a hormone disruptor
‘Azadirachtin’ will force the insect or pest to stop eating the leaves. When insects come into contact with Gold Dust Neem Oil, it also prevents the bug from transforming into its next stage of development by disrupting regulatory hormones.
Gold Dust Neem oil is an effective pesticide that gets rid of over 200 species of insects, not just a few. Some of the most common include: Aphids, Mites, Scale, Leafhoppers, Whiteflies, Caterpillars, Mites, Mealybugs and Thrips
PREPARING YOUR NEEM OIL SPRAY
For making 1l of a basic, mild 0.5% Neem Oil spray, you will need:
1) 1-quart (1l) of warm water
2) 1 teaspoon (5ml) of Organic Cold Pressed GOLD DUST Neem Oil.
3) ⅓ to 1 tsp (1-2ml) of mild liquid soap, insecticidal soap or another mild detergent
Mix water and soap in a closed bottle and shake well so the soap is fully dissolved. Add the Neem Oil and shake again.
The concentration of 0.5-1% is the most common for general and regular garden use, although you can use 2% sprays if you think you need a stronger solution.
HOW TO USE THE NEEM OIL SPRAY?
1). Always test the Neem Oil spray on a limited area before applying it generously.
2). Spray your solution on the affected plant leaves, but only on one limited part of the plant at first so you can watch for any adverse effects for a day. If the plant seems to take the spray well after 24 hours, you can proceed to spray the entire affected area.
3). You can use the Neem Oil spray when you need it, or regularly – once per week is a good measure. Using the spray regularly will make it a preventive solution, which is especially useful if you know you have an upcoming pest infestation in your area.
4). As with other oil-based sprays, make sure that leaves are completely coated so the active ingredients will have full contact with insects and fungi pests.