Neem & Nematodes
Nematodes are one of the most damaging pests for farmers. Nearly invisible, they eat the roots of crops, stunting growth, minimizing production and eventually killing the plant. Another fascinating study of neem from South Korea (remember the ground-breaking report on rejuvenating sun-damaged skin) takes a look at the use of the leaf in an alcoholic – rather than water – extract and reports that an undiluted neem extract killed 100% of nematode eggs. The impact was definitely driven by the concentration of neem in the product used, but it’s interesting that they selected leaf (easy to grow almost anywhere in the U.S.) vs. the oil that can only be produced in tropical regions.
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