Make Azadirachtin Work For You

Azadirachtin insecticide is a feeding deterrent used to control aphids, beetles, ants, flies, thrips, and other damaging insects on specialty crops produced for consumption. Learn how this powerful pesticide can disrupt the life cycle of pests and control insect populations.

Azadirachtin is the most active component of neem oil, a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. Neem oil and some of its purified components are harnessed in dozens of pesticide products. The oil – known for its centuries of use in pest control –- can be formulated into granules, wettable powders, or blended concentrates.

Azadirachtin insecticide can be utilized with other botanical compounds against plant-sucking aphids and mites. These insects are serious pests for crops such as berries and leafy greens as well as fruiting plants, including apple and pear. Laboratory and in-field evaluations show that other botanical active ingredients can work in combination with Azadirachtin to protect plants against these dangerous pests.

Pesticides like Azadirachtin have low mammalian toxicity, and provide more targeted action against specific pests. Azadirachtin works well in small amounts and is reduced risk, meaning it is less persistent in the environment than other comparable conventional alternatives.