Neem Oil is being used worldwide to control pests of standing food crops in fields, tea gardens, stored grains / crop roots and tubers, rice paddy, horticulture fields and green houses.

It is the General Purpose Botanical Pesticide of choice for Organic Agriculture. Neem Oil is widely used in several countries around the world today either singly or in Integrated Pest Managment or in conjunction with synthetic pesticides. Amongst the other known botanical pesticides such as Rotenone and Pyrethrins, Neem Oil is superior due to reasons cited below. Research has shown that neem extracts can influence nearly 200 species of insects. It is significant that some of these pests are resistant to pesticides, or are inherently difficult to control with conventional pesticides (floral thrips, diamond back moth & several leaf miners). Neem Oil belongs to the category of medium to broad spectrum pesticides. It works by intervening at several stages of the life of an insect. It does not kill the pests instantaneously but incapacitates it in several other ways.

Being anti bacterial and anti fungal, suppresses trichophyton (responsible for athletes food infection) helps keep kitchen garden / lawn naturally free from flies, grasshoppers etc. Highly effective on pets, cows, cattle, sheep and other live stock by making them naturally free from ticks, scabs-mites, blowflies, hornflies, bitingflies (blood sucking fly), mosquitoes etc.


Mansha’s Neem Oil (Emulsifiable Concentrate) is well suited for an “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM) Program because of the following salient features: 


1. Neem Pesticide is a natural product, absolutely non-toxic, 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
2. If required, it can be mixed with other synthetic pesticides ( in fact it enhances their action) .Gradually, the ratio of Neem content in the mixture can be increased and synthetics reduced till you reach a stage where synthetics become redundant.
3. Several synthetic pesticides being single chemical compounds cause easy development of resistant species of pests. Neem consists of several compounds hence development of resistance is impossible.
4. Neem does not destroy natural predators and parasites of pests thereby allowing these natural enemies to keep a check on the pest population.
5. Neem also has a systemic action and seedlings can absorb and accumulate the neem compounds to make the whole plant pest resistant.
6. Neem is harmless to non-target and beneficial organisms like pollinators, honey bees, mammals and other vertebrates.
7. Neem has a broad spectrum of action active on more than 200 species of pests( see list below)

Common Name 

Scientific Name

American boll worm

Heliothis armigera

Oriental armyworm

Mythimna separata 

Angoumis grain moth 

Sitorega cerealella 

Pink Cotton boll worm

Petinophora gossypiella 

Bark- eating caterpillar 

Indarbela quadrinotata 

Pod fly 

Melanogromyza obtusa 

Beet leaf bug 

Piesma quadratum 

Pulse beetle 

Callosobruchus chinensis 

Brown planthopper

Nilaparvata lugens 

Pulse bruchid 

Callosobruchus maculatus 

Cabbage butterfly

Pieris brassicae 

Red boll worm  

Rabila frontalis 

Chafer beetle

Apogonia blanchardi 

Red hairy caterpillar 

Amsacta albistriga 

Citrus leafminer 

Phyllocnistis citrella 

Reniform nematode 

Rotylenchulus reniform 

Confused flour beetle

Tribolium confusum 

Rhinoceros beetle

Oryctes rhinoceros 

Corn aphid 

Rhopaloisphum maidis 

Rice moth 

Corcyra cephalonica

Cotton aphid 

Aphis gossypii 

Rice skipper 

Pelopidas mathias 

Cowpea aphid 

Aphis craccivora

Rice weevil 

Sitophilus oryzae 

Desert locust 

Schistocera gregaria 

Root knot nematode 

Meloidogyne incognita 

Diamond black moth 

Plutella xylostella 

Root knot nematode 

Meloidogyne javanica 

Diamond moth 

Plutella maculipennis 

Root lesion nematode 

Pratylenchus genus 

Gall midge

Orseolis oryzae

Rust-red flour beetle 

Tribolium castaneum 

Grain borer 

Rhizopertha dominica 

Saw toothed grain beetle

Oryzaephilus surinamensis

Gram pod borer/pod borer caterpillar

Heloithis armigera 

Scale insect

Saissetia nigra 

Green leafhopper 

Nephotettix appicalis

Serpentine leafminer 

Liriomyza trifolii 

Green peach aphid (Brinjal aphid)

Myzus persicae 

Shoot/fruit borer

Earias vittela 

Ground beetle 

Mesomorphus villiger 

 Spotted boll worm

Seleron persicae

Cotton boll worm 

Erias fabia, E. insulana E. vitella 

Groundnut leafminer

Stomopteryx nertaria 

Stem borer 

Scirpophaga incertulas 

Gypsy moth

Lymantria dispar 

Stem fly 

Melanagromyza phaseoli 

Hairy caterpillar 

Amsacta moorei 

Stunt nematode 

Tylenchorhynchus brassicae 

Khapra beetle 

Trogoderma granarium

Sugarcane aphid 

Melanaphis sacchari 

Leaf folder/ roller 

Cnaphalocrocis medinalis

Surface grasshopper

Chrotogonus trachypterus 

Leaf miner 

Aproaerema modicella


Microtermes species 


Nephotettix virescens 

Tobacco caterpillar 

Spodoptera litura 

Lesser grain borer 

Rhizopertha dominica 

White backed plant hopper

Sogatella furcifera 

Mexican bean beetle 

Epilachna varivestis 

White fly 

Bemisia tabaci 

Migratory locust 

Locusta migratoria 

Mustard aphid 

Lipaphis erysimi 

Mustard saw fly 

Athalia lugens proxima 

Mustard webworm 

Crocidolomia binotalis

The product formulations provide good crop protection when used with good spray coverage. The following are our recommendations for spray volume. Growers are also advised to follow local label recommendations.

We enclose data from some experiments to show the importance of spray volume, coverage and spray droplet size for improved bioefficacy.

Crop Type




Early season crop

25 – 30 / acre

100 – 110 / acre

Mid season crop

50 – 60 / acre

200 – 220 acre

Late season crop

60 – 75 / acre

220 – 280 / acre

High canopy crop

100 – 110 / acre

380 – 410 / acre

Lawn application

2 – 3 / 1000 sq. ft.

8 – 10 / 1000 sq. ft

* subject to vary for crops / varieties.

Oil cakes and Oil meals find use as food, feed stuff and as organic nitrogeneous fertilizers. Apart from their contribution to N,P,K, as shown in table below, they have a number of benefits in agriculture, which none of the synthetic fertilizers or pesticides can offer. They bring in the wonderful molecules that nature has designed to help the plants flourish naturally. They provide slow and steady nourishment, stimulation, protection from soil nematodes and insects, improve yields, and quality of product like taste, flavour, amino acid composition etc.

These oil cakes are slow in mineralising and hence compliment quicker acting inorganic fertilizers whenever they are applied together. Gaseous Nitrogen losses from oil cakes applied to the plough layer are much smaller than from Nitrate Fertilizers. Some of these oil cakes retard nitrification of the soil/urea and thereby increase Nitrogen uptake by the plants. Phosporous uptake from oil cakes is higher than that from Superphospate in maize plants.



N (%)

P2O5 (%)

K2O (%)

S (%)


Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

2.5 - 3%

0.8 - 1%

1.2 - 1.4%



Pongamia (Pongamia Glabra)

4 - 5%

0.8 - 1%

0.8 - 1%



Castor (Ricimus Communis)

4 – 4.3%

1.5 –2%

1 – 1.3%



Mahua (Syphitides Indica)

2.5 – 3%

0.8 – 1%

1.4 – 1.8%



Oil cakes containing 2 – 7% protien Nirtogen applied at rates 4 – 10% supress soil nimatodes thereby controlling fungal diseases of plants. The above oil cakes in powder or pellet form supress parasitic nematodes, particularly, Meloidogyne Javanica, and those associated with wheat, pulses, potato and betel leaf. They also improve plant health and thereby offer greater resistence to infection.

Also, combination of two or more oil cakes result in synergic effect and help in soil reclamation and revive the natural properties of the soil.