Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

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The use of nanoencapsulated neem oil to counter agricultural pests

“Researchers at the Brazil Science and Technology Institute for the Biorational Control of Pest Insects have developed a method for the preservation of neem’s main active ingredient”.

By Mônica Pileggi

Agência FAPESP – Neem (Azadirachta indica), a plant native to southeastern Asia, is considered a promising resource for the production of organic insecticides. In agriculture, plants of the Meliaceae family, such as neem, are used in diverse regions to control plagues, acting on roughly 400 species of insects.

Source and Imagen: Agência FAPESP, January 25th, 2012
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