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Guard against natural pests and diseases of plants, pets and humans

August 27, 2013 – 14:25

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The NIM (Azadirachta indica) is native of India, introduced in Brazil in 1982. This is a tree in a few years, reaches more than 10 meters high. Produces the first fruit between 2 and 5 years after planting and conditions of the Northeast comes to produce two annual harvests. It grows well in semi-arid regions, to be drought resistant and withstand high temperatures, adapting easily to different soil types. In northeastern backlands Neem trees provide welcome shade and favor a pleasant micro-climate.

Neem flowers are much sought by bees, which play an important role in their pollination and are not harmed in this activity. However, applications of neem extracts on flowering plants should be avoided because they may harm the bees.

Natural protector against pests and diseases
The Nim brings great benefits to agriculture and livestock. Its products are used in the protection of natural plants and domestic animals against a large number of pests and diseases. Controls caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies and stored grain pests. It is also indicated for the control of nematodes and diseases caused by bacteria and fungi. In the treatment of animals is used as acaricide, dewormer and fly control horn cattle. It is harmless to humans, mammals and birds.

Due to the presence in the leaves, bark, fruits and seeds of Neem, substances such as Azadirachtin, nimbin and Salanina, derived products act in different ways on the insects. Have insecticidal action, repellant, growth regulator and inhibiting appetite. Insects treated with Nim to generate insects reproduce deformed, low reproducibility and feeding, thereby reducing pest infestation.

Production of wood
The Nim produces good quality wood, widely used in the manufacture of plywood, general furniture, shipbuilding and construction and rural. Has the advantage of not being susceptible to termites.

Oil Neem seed, extracted an oil that is used in the manufacture of medicinal products for human and veterinary insecticides for organic agriculture and also in producing skin creams, shampoos, soaps and toothpaste.

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