LITITZ, Pa., Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more, gardeners are seeking out environmentally friendly options for dealing with the pests and diseases that plague their plants. Few substances have proved more effective than neem oil, which works as a dual insecticide-fungicide.
WHAT IS NEEM OIL?
Neem Oil is a natural byproduct of the neem tree, a plant species in the mahogany family. The oil is extracted from the trees' leaves and seeds. While this oil has many uses, including in cosmetics, toothpastes, soaps and shampoos, it's also excellent for use in controlling plant fungus, mites and insects.
Those benefits truly appeal to organic gardeners. Since neem oil is derived from plants, solutions using neem are biodegradable and break down quickly. This means that neem oil products won't persist in the environment as do many synthetic insecticides, which often create problems for wildlife and accumulate in chemical-laced runoff.
THE NEW SAFER® BRAND NEEM PRODUCTS
Safer® Brand, an industry leader in gardening supplies for organic growers, recently launched two new neem-based products. With these treatments, an organic gardener can reliably target mites, insects and fungal infections with just one spray. Even better, they kill insects at all life stages -- as eggs, larvae or adults.
- Neem Oil RTU Spray (32 oz) – This ready-to-use spray is compliant for use in organic gardening and helps fight insects and fungal infections. Treat black spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, botrytis and other fungi. At the same time, it will kill beetles, aphids, caterpillars, whiteflies and other insects.
- Neem Oil Concentrate (16 oz) – Mix this concentrate to produce up to 16 gallons of neem spray, which allows you to treat vegetables, fruit, shrubs, trees and other plants. Additionally, use it to target lawn diseases including snow mold, dollar spot and brown patch. Neem Oil Concentrate is also compliant for use in organic gardening.
THE SAFER® BRAND NEEM ARSENAL
The new products join Safer® Brand's other neem-infused products, End ALL®, Garden Defense, Grub Killer and BioNEEM®. Like Neem Oil RTU and Neem Oil Concentrate, these OMRI Listed® products help gardeners and farmers battle plant pests while remaining compliant for use in organic production.
Safer® Brand is a Lititz, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer specializing in solutions for gardening that are compliant for use in organic production. Most Safer® products are OMRI Listed®, which means they are compliant for use in organic gardening. Visit SaferBrand.com to explore our pest-control options.
SOURCE Safer® Brand