Neem cakes are highly recommended in agro industry. Neem cake is the residue of the neem oil. It is used as a natural fertiliser. The quality of the neem cake is determined by the amount of oil left in it, and also the process by which the extraction was done. Application to the neem cake to crops provides them with various nutrients, besides the neem cake can also reduce the number of soil insect pests, fungi, bacteria and nematodes and protects the crop from damage caused by these organisms.
Neem cake can also reduce alkalinity in the soil by producing organic acids when mixed with the soil. The calcium and megneesium present in neem cake also aid in removing alkalinity.
Neem Cake Organic Manure is used directly and/or in blends with urea or with other organic manure like seaweed or farmyard manure to an extent of 15-20% by weight, for higher yields in various crops.
Neem Cake Organic Manure has more nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium than the farmyard manure. It is rich in sulphur compounds as well as bitter limonoids.
Mode of Action:
- Neem Cake is active in increasing the growth, leafage, results in rich blossoming,strengthening the roots and improving the general appearance of fruits & vegetables.
- While applied in conjuction with any Nitrogenous fertilisers, slows the conversion of Nitrogenous compounds into Nitrogen gas , thus making Nitrogen available to the plants for a longer duration.
- It prevents and treats ailment disorders of plants due to lack or imbalance of Nutritious and trace elements.
- It accelerates root development and overall plant growth and protects the plant from Nematodes and white ants.
- It has antifungal properties and highly suitable for application in Greenhouses.
Advantages of Neem Cake:
- Acts as an Organic Manure and a pest repellent on all types of crops and soils.
- Acts as a natural fertilizer with pesticidal properties.
- Protects plant roots from nematodes, soil grubs and white ants.
- Increases dry matter in Tectona grandis (Teak), Acacia nilotica (gum Arabic tree) and other forest trees.
- Acts as a nitrification inhibitor and prolongs the availability of nitrogen to short duration and long duration crops.
- Increases the efficiency of nitrogenous fertilizer use.
- Minimizes the requirement of nitrogen in crop production and hence reduces the cost of fertilizer application.
- Improves the soil condition considerably and protects the soil during drought.
- Increases crop yield substantially.