Bio-NeemTM is a wide spectrum insecticide containing Azadirachtin derived from the Neem tree Azadirachta indica.
Can be used on all types of crops such as grain, vegetables, fruit, vines and flowers. It is a contact insecticide, which is effective against a wide spectrum of insects especially against eating insects such as worms (Lepidoptera family) and caterpillars. Can also be used to control white flies and grasshoppers
Since this product affects the feeding habits and reproduction cycle of insects, its effect can only be noticed 7 to 8 days after application.
Azadirachtien and natural oil. Insects can’t develop resistance against Bio-NeemTM. This product is approved for Organic Farming.
Directions for use
§ Dosage: 500 ml Bio-NeemTM per 100 l of water.
§ Preparation: Wash spraying equipment thoroughly to remove all traces of pesticides. Fill tank with half the volume of water (pH 6.0-7.3) needed. SHAKE CONTAINER with Bio-NeemTM thoroughly. Add the right volume of Bio-Neem to the water and mix. Fill spray tank to the needed volume while constantly stirring.
Spray plants until run-off. Effective for 10 to 12 days. Apply either early in the morning or just before sunset. Do not apply if the temperature exceeds 30ºC or if the relative humidity is lower than 30%.
If spilled on skin, wash immediately with water. Wear the same protective clothing and masks as for conventional pesticides when spraying Bio-NeemTM. Keep out of reach of children and the uninformed.
§ Short withholding period of 3 to 4 days.
§ Do not use in combination with other oil.
Pesticide Information Profile
Active(s): Natural Azadirachtin (CAS 11141-17-6) 1 . 5 %
Toxidity: PAN Bad Actor Chemical: Not listed
Health risks human
Acute: practically not toxic (LD50 rats > 3.45 mg/kg)
Cronic: Not listed
Carcenogenisis: Not listed
Cholinesterate inhibitor: No
Referrences: http://www.pesticideinfo.org; http://extoxnet.orst.edu
General: Low impact, unstable.
Earthworm: Show increased growth due to activation of soil microbes.
Bees: Do not aplly when active
Fish: Slightly toxic if large concentrations reach water
Groundwater: Accumulation not expected, unstable
Referrences: http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu; Ruch, Niemann, Rummel (2001) Berichte aus der BBA fuer Land-und Forstwirtschaft, Heft 76, S. 36,68,84)
Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs)
Expected residue concentration per applied cm2: < 0.01 µg / cm2
Expected time of complete breakdown of actives: t1/2= 1 – 3 days
ADI = not available
Withholding period on crop peeled to be eaten: 0 days
Withholding period on crop eaten as harvested: 0 days
MRLs by Codex Alimarius: currently not applicable
Referrences: http://www.pesticideinfo.org; http://www.epa.gov;http://www.pflanzenschutzampthamburg.de
All literature on minimum risk levels indicate, that concentration levels of azadirachtin on crop cannot exceed levels of possible toxic order.
Referrences: http://extoxnet.orst.edu; Please inquire for specific referrences.