Saturday, 31 December 2016

Astha Neem Products are Best for Agricultural Applications

Organic Fertilizers Astha Neem Super (Neem seed cake)
Neem Cake Astha Neem Supar has an adequate quantity of NPK in organic form for plant growth
• Its Contains    
– N (Nitrogen 2.0% to 5.0%)    
– P (Phosphorus 0.5% to 1.0%)    
– K (Potassium 1.0% to 2.0%)  
Ca (Calcium 0.5% to 3.0%)    
– Mg (Magnesium 0.3% to 1.0%),    
– S (Sulphur 0.2% to 3.0%)    
– Zn (Zinc 15 ppm to 60 ppm)    
– Cu (Copper 4 ppm to 20 ppm)    
– Fe (Iron 500 ppm to 1200 ppm)    
– Mn (Manganese 20 ppm to 60 ppm)    
– It is rich in both sulphur compounds and bitter limonoids.

• Astha Neem Super (Neem seed cake) also has the capacity to reduce alkalinity in the soil by producing organic acids which help in removing the alkalinity of the soil.
• The calcium and magnesium in the Neem Cake also aid in removing alkalinity
• Astha Neem Super is 100% natural and it is compatible with soil microbes, improves rhizosphere micro-flora which ensures the fertility of the soil
• It improves the organic matter content of the  soil, helping improve soil texture, water holding  capacity, and soil aeration for better root development.

Astha Neem Super is a best Denitrification Product
• The oxidation of ammonium (NH4+) to nitrate (NO3-) in the microbially mediated process of nitrification has long been recognized as a key nitrogen transformation process in soil–plant systems.
• Several reports show impact of nitrification on other N-transformation processes such as NO3-leaching and reduction of NO3_ to gaseous N compounds (denitrification) that can reduce the availability of N for crop production.
• The impact of the nitrification process itself and subsequent reduction of NO3_ on the release of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere, a key greenhouse gas, has also been widely studied.
• Better timing of fertilizer N, splitting of N inputs and use of chemicals to block nitrification in soils are strategies that have been advocated to reduce N losses.
Meliacin in neem helps to blocks soil bacteria from converting nitrogenous compounds into nitrogen gas (acts as a nitrification inhibitor) thereby prolongs the availability of nitrogen to both short duration and long duration crops.

Astha Neem Super as Soil pest management:
• Astha Neem cake organic manure protects plant roots from nematodes, soil grubs and white ants probably due to its residual limonoid content.
• Astha Neem Super is widely used in India to fertilize paddy, cotton and sugarcane.

Using Astha Neem Oil in pest management:
Neem extracts can influence nearly 200 species of insects
• Some of these pests are resistant to pesticides, or are inherently difficult to control with conventional pesticides (floral thrips, diamond back moth and several leaf miners).


Biological impacts of Astha Neem Oil::
Insect growth regulation: Azadirachtin has a unique property of working on juvenile hormone. The insect larva feeds and when it grows, it sheds the old skin and again starts growing (ecdysis or moulting) which is governed by an enzyme called ecdysone. When the Azadirachtin enter the body of larvae, the activity of the is suppressed and the larva fails to moult, remains in the larval stage and ultimately dies. If the larva escapes this stage due to sub lethal dose, it would be malformed/sterile in the pupa or adult stage.
ecdysone
Feeding deterrent: The most important property of neem is feeding deterrence.  The Azadirachtin, Salanin and Melandriol create a vomiting sensation in the insect body which prevents them eating. Sometimes, the swallowing is also blocked.
Oviposition deterrent: Prevents female insects from depositing eggs. When the seeds or grains are treated with neem seed kernel extract or neem oil Astha Killer, the insect will not feed on them and when female comes to the egg laying period of its life cycle, egg lying is prevented.
• Formation of chitin (exoskeleton) is inhibited
• Mating as well as sexual communication is disrupted
• Larvae and adults of insects are repelled
• Adults are sterilized
• Larvae and adults are poisoned.

Astha Neem Oil use against different pests::
•   Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, etc): Astha Killer 30 is a widely used neem products act as    antifeedants. Several species of these insects refuse to feed on these plants    treated with neem for several days to several weeks. Recently it has also been discovered that neem products Astha Killer 30 convert the gregarious swarms of locusts to solitary forms.

•   Homoptera (Cicadas, Aphids, Scale insects, leafhoppers, etc): In leaf hoppers and    plant hoppers neem products Astha Killer 15 show considerable antifeedant and growth    regulating effects. Scale insects are not much affected. In some cases, the host    plant may influence the degree of control; this seems to apply to some whiteflies.    The ability of certain homopterous insects to carry and transmit viruses is also influenced infecting rice fields with tungro virus.
by Astha killer. Low doses prevent the green rice leaf hopper from

•   Thysanoptera (Thrips): Astha Neem Super is very effective in controlling thrips larvae which are found in the soil. Their effect is moderate when used on adult thrips and related pests found on plants. Astha Killer neem oil is more effective as it    suffocates these tiny creatures.

• Coleoptera (Beetles and weevils): Larvae of all kinds of beetles refuse to feed on plants treated with Astha Killer 30. Their growth is retarted and some soft skinned ones are killed on contact.

• Lepidoptera (Moths, skippers, millers and butterflies): Neem products act as growth deterrents in the case of the larvae of most lepidopterous pests.  They also act as anti-feedant.

• Diptera (Flies): Insects like fruit flies, face flies, bot flies, house flies and horn flies are affected by Astha neem products.

• Hymenoptera (Bees, wasps, sawflies, ants etc): larvae of sawflies exhibit the antifeedant and growth regulatory effects.

• Heteroptera (bugs): Astha Neem products exhibit antifeedant and growth retardant properties on bugs like rice bugs etc and vegetable bugs.

• Plant viruses: besides insecticidal properties, Astha NeemSuper is also a promising agent for control of curl of chillies. Astha Neem Oil will interfere with transmission of rice tungro virus; reduce transmission of tobacco mosaic virus which is a serious pest of vegetable crops.
plant diseases. Astha Killer reduces the incidence of Yellow Vein Mosaic (YVM) of okra, yellow mosaic of grain legumes and leaf

• Fungi: neem exhibits antifungal properties. It prevents powdery mildew when sprayed before the outbreak of the disease. When treated with neem,  Aspergillus flavus do not produce aflotoxins.