Neem cake organic manure is the by-product obtained in the process of cold pressing of neem tree fruits and kernels, and the solvent extraction process for neem oil cake. It is a potential source of organic manure under the Bureau of Indian Standards. Neem has demonstrated considerable potential as a fertilizer. For this purpose, neem cake and neem leaves are especially promising. Neem cake organic manure protects plant roots from nematodes, soil grubs and white ants probably due to its residual limonoid content. It also acts as a natural fertilizer with pesticidal properties. Neem cake is widely used in India to fertilize paddy, cotton and sugarcane.
Neem cake is the residual neem seed meal obtained as residue while extracting Neem Oil from Indian Neem Seed Kernels by Cold Pressed Extraction Process. The Nature Neem Cake is used as good organic manure in agriculture and also acts as pest repellent . The high Azadirachtin content in Nature Neem cake helps in protecting the crops against parasitic nematodes and as best soil conditioner.
Effects of Nature Neem seed cake on Agricultural crop pests
The Nature neem seed cake was found to be effective against pests viz.,Helicotylenchus erythrina, Meliodogne arenaria, Meloidogyne incognita, Pratylenchus sp, Haplolaimus indicus M.javanica (Root- knot nematode found in vegetable crops like Okra, Chilli, French bean, Tomato, Black gram, Green gram, Egg plant, etc), Parasitic Fungi, R.brassica, Reniform Nematode, Rodopholus similis (banana) Trylenchor hynchus etc..
Applications of Nature Neem Cake in Agriculture
The dual activity of Nature Neem cake as fertilizer and pest repellent, has made it a favored input. It is widely used to fertilize cash crops. When it is ploughed into the soil it also protects plant roots from nematodes , white ants and other soil insects.
Different forms of Nature neem
Nature Neem cake comes in granule form and pellet form and unsurpassed effectiveness is established with the Granules form and Hobby Gardeners can go for the Nature cake pellet forms.