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Old 28-01-2003, 06:15 PM
molly malone
 
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hi all,

any recommendations on where to purchase neem oil? i live in greater
seattle area.
noticed a lot of website touting neem seed oil and neem leaf
oil....assuming the seed oil offers the better organic antiseptic,
antifungal, antibacterial properties?
thanks,
'molly malone'



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Old 29-01-2003, 01:37 AM
Debra Lewis
 
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I recently found a product at Home Depot called Garden Safe Fungicide
3, made by Schultz. It is marketed as a fungicide, insecticide and
miticide, all in one. The active ingredient is 0.9% Clarified
Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil and 99.1% inert ingredients.

I have used it to kill a nasty case of armored scale on a small palm
plant. Also for boisduval scale and mealies on a few orchids. I just
tried it for bacterial brown spot on a Vanda.

So far so good. . . . no more insects and the orchids don't seem to be
damaged. The Vanda appears to be growing a new leaf and no additional
brown spots.

Hope this helps!
Debra

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Old 29-01-2003, 01:56 AM
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tx, i saw the same @ home depot this past wkend...wondered what the 99.1%
inert ingredients meant?!?!


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Old 29-01-2003, 05:49 AM
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In article k.net, "molly malone" wrote:
tx, i saw the same @ home depot this past wkend...wondered what the 99.1%
inert ingredients meant?!?!


... probably water

Bruce


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Old 29-01-2003, 10:57 AM
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For the most part, I warn people away from products that are not pure neem
oil. For one, you're probably paying more for less active ingredient,
azadaractin (someone want to help with the spelling?), which should be at
least 1500 ppm in good quality oil. The second caveat being that those
"inerts" are likely to be oils of some sort, which can be damaging to the
plants.

Yeah, neem oil is an oil, but they're not all created equal, and the
petroleum oil diluents can be bad actors.

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Old 29-01-2003, 08:57 PM
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At least one of the inert ingredients seems to be alcohol. I did use this
at one time in the past and it worked, but I decided that I could mix neem
oil and alcohol as easily as they could.
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