What is neem oil, and how can it be used in cannabis growing?
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 14 August, 2020
If you are a cannabis grower, you are always looking for ways to improve your plantation and keep it in the best conditions. Whether you grow indoors or outdoors, there are certain factors you need to be aware of for marijuana to grow effectively.
In this sense, on this occasion we will talk to you about neem oil. If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, in this post we will tell you and also explain you how you can use it in your cannabis plantation.
Neem oil is an oil that is extracted from the tree native to India and Burma, known generally as Indian nimbus, Indian marigold (Azadirachta indica), or also simply as Indian lilac, nim or neem. The tree that grows in tropical and subtropical regions, which can reach over 20 meters in height.
However, how can neem oil help cannabis growing?
This oil will certainly help you because it will allow you to take care of your growing by acting in different ways:
– As a natural repellent: as you know, there are many products that are designed to keep pests away from cannabis growing, (which can considerably affect the plants and the harvest), but, many contain various chemicals that are unfavorable to the environment and that could also be harmful to your health.
Neem oil serves as a natural repellent, which when used correctly can be beneficial to plants. This is an organic and environmentally friendly product.
– As an insecticide: various pests can invade cannabis plants especially if the conditions for their development are present.
This product could be very useful to prevent the spread of many pests and insects. In addition, the best thing is that neem oil does not damage the insects that are beneficial to the growing, but those that represent a real problem.
– As a fungicide: neem oil can also prevent the appearance of some types of fungal pathogens that attack marijuana such as mildew, botrytis, and alternaria.
Make sure you use neem oil in the right way to get the best results and, of course, to enjoy its benefits.