Neem Cake Powder For Plants

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Neem cake is best for soil amendment and getting rid of insects in the soil. It reduces alkalinity in soil, as it produces organic acids on decomposition

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*Preserve at cool temperature*


Where Does Neem Come From?

Neem comes from the Neem tree which is a tropical evergreen tree. This tree is native to India as well as other southeastern countries on the globe. Now the Neem tree also has many other uses besides just for enhancing soil. The seeds bark and leave all contain compounds of the Neem tree are proven antiseptics, antivirals, antipyretics, anti-inflammatories, and antifungals in their uses. The Neem tree is thus called “the village pharmacy” in India because of all the ways it’s used. However, Neem does have a garlic-like odor as well as a bitter taste.

What exactly is Neem cake powder?

Neem Cake is the de-oiled residue that can be used after Neem kernels are crushed for their oil. In this seed, the kernel is nutrients like NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) as well as nortriterpenoids and isoprenoids. These nutrients are nematicidal in nature so the seed cake ends up with these properties.
Neem Cake is used in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and the turf industry as an organic fertilizer as well as a natural nematicide. Neem Cake is used as an organic fertilizer because of the various micro and macronutrients of which it is composed of. It will control, at the same time, soil-based pathogens as well as nematodes. It will also inhibit nitrification of the soil plus enhance the efficiency of nitrogen providing fertilizer.

Tips on How to Apply Neem Cakes

Neem Cakes are applied when you are preparing your soil for sowing. You will need to plough the soil deeply and mix the Neem Cakes thoroughly in doing this. By mixing the cakes thoroughly through the soil, will yield you better results with your harvest. Neem Cake not only works as an organic fertilizer but can also be used as an IPM fertilizer when used with mixed crops. When using it in mixed crops, it enhances the IPM techniques. IPM is Integrated Pest Management which is an ecosystem approach to grow healthy crops. It is an approach that uses different crop management and growth strategies to yield the most crops with minimum use of pesticides.

If you are planning to switch from chemical fertilizer to Neem Cakes, you will need to apply both overtime still while in transition. Reduce the chemical fertilizer you are using continuously until you are just using the Neem Cakes in place of the fertilizer. Since Neem Cakes are effective longer and decompose so slowly, their use is more cost-effective as well as better for the environment in the long run.

How to Apply Neem Cakes

The following methods of application for Neem Cakes will work best:

  • Plough the soil deeply that’s to be amended with Neem Cakes. This will give you better control of nematodes that are lurking around ready to eat whatever you plant. This will bring them to the surface and disrupt where they are living.
  • Mix the Neem Cake thoroughly at the rate that’s recommended with the soil you are amending. When you do it this way, it gives you better results than if you only apply it to the surface of the ground.
  • If Neem Cake is mixed with the soil around the roots of plants, vegetable bushes, and trees, it will boost the immune system of the plant.

Some Other Benefits of Using Neem Cakes?

There are other benefits to using Neem cakes as well such as:

  • Neem Cakes are more cost-efficient because the fertilizer in them lasts longer. The Neem Cake remains effective until the next crop is planted because of its long-sustaining organic fertilizer compounds too. This, in turn, cuts the cost of having to add extra nutrients; always a bonus.
  • This soil amendment is twofold. It will provide a better crop yield because it will provide the nutrients that crops need. And secondly, it helps to cure diseases and will control the growth of nematodes and harmful plant pathogens. Plus, the crop yield is 15-25% higher when using Neem Cakes than with any other fertilizer.
  • Neem Cakes can also improve the organic content of the soil by providing lots of micro and macronutrients. This also improves the fertility of the soil in which your plants or crops are planted.
  • The use of Neem Cakes too will increase the water-holding capability of the soil and improve soil structure. With the soil improvement, there will be an increase in beneficial organisms like earthworms also. Plus, Neem Cakes will control harmful organisms like nematodes and pathogens. And the use of these cakes reduces the alkaline content in the soil because when they decompose, they produce organic acids.

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