Neem Oil on White Flies

by Terry
(Roanoke Va.)

Will neem oil work on white flies? My tomatoes and squash plants are totally covered in them.

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Neem oil for whiteflies
by: Birgit

Hi Terry,
Yes, in my and my readers' experience neem oil works very well on whiteflies!
Despite their name whiteflies are not really flies. In fact, they are related to aphids. And like aphids they are not hard to get rid off. Their soft bodies make them very vulnerable.

A soap spray alone would already affect them. Add neem oil into the mix and you also prevent the nymphs from developing into adults.

White fly controlled by neem
by: JERRY

Hi Terry,
I would like to let you know that the neem oil does in fact control the white fly. I have been spraying for two years now on a very small island in the Bahamas and the number of white flies has dropped dramatically. The thing to remember is a consistant scheduled spray.

Neem use in Caribbean
by: MrNatural

I have a very large Neem tree and would like to start mixing my own pesticide to help farmers in the Dominican Republic. For white fly, aphids, caterpillars and worms in the Tropical Caribbean area, please contact me directly at paul_modde@yahoo.ca

Neem on tomato fruit
by: Barb

I have two tomato plants with white fly infestations. I have neem oil and know how to use it on plants. But can you use it when there is fruit on the plant? If so, do you just wash with dish detergent to remove or does it penetrate into the fruit?

Thanks!

Neem oil use on tomatoes
by: JERRY

Yes, you can use it on your tomatoes. The best part about neem being nontoxic is you can eat the fruits and vegetables the same day you?ve sprayed them. If you want to wash them, you can. However, I?ve never had any complaints about the fruits and vegetables that have been treated with neem in my garden. Just make sure to always follow the directions when you spray.

I usually spray neem on tomatoes at dusk and allow it to set on the plants overnight to prevent the oil in the hot afternoon sun from burning them.

Neem use as Pesticide
by: sebastien

What is the common name of neem-based pesticide in the DR, and can it be easily found commercially?

Neem
by: Anonymous

Most neem based pesticides will have "neem" right on the front label; look in the organic section. I purchase my products straight from Abaco Neem in the Bahamas. Their email address is info@abaconeem.com. Look them up and they can give you many more options that I.

I use the neem cake and the neem oil depending on the pest. 1/2 cup neem cake soaked in 5 gallons of water for six hours. This must be used in the next four hours after the soak period. Add 3 oz of mild liquid soap and mix with a paddle mixer on a drill and strain through a fine screen.

For the oil, use 2 tablespoons neem oil, 3oz liquid soap mixed in 1 gallon of water and spray with pump sprayer.

Whiteflies on Cannabis
by: Anonymous

Can I spray the neem soap solution on cannabis flowering buds? I'm in my last three weeks of flowering now.

Alternative Gardening
by: Anonymous

You can use the recipe for the smallest percent (.5%) and wash off the plants just prior to harvest and let them dry.

Neem on Tomatoes
by: Andrea

Can I use neem on my tomatoes if they are covered in blossoms? If neem oil gets on the blossoms, will this harm beneficial insects such as bees?

Neem Oil
by: dazmania

What is considered a mild soap?

Neem oil
by: Dan

Hey I've been reading these posts about treating white flies. I'm currently in Malawi and having issues with them. I've started taking cotton swabs and applying neem oil to my vegetation. I just wanted to comment about washing your vegetables before consumption if you're doing the same. Neem, while very useful for flying critters in the garden and fungus on skin it is, in fact, toxic if ingested in larger quantities.

Brown Bugs Getting into Fiigs
by: Anonymous

I have a fig tree, brown figs,in the central valley. When they are almost ripe and ready a little brown flying critter gets into the back of the fruit, and ruins it. What are those critters and what do I do
about them?

Neem oil stable products
by: Dr Tariq

I am a BioChemist and prepare Biopesticides from neem oil for the last one year. At the same time I am an environmental expert and use biopesticides on crops for reducing pesticides residues.
I have developed neem biopesticides and have made some products commercial in my country. Now you don't need neem oil and some liquid soap to mix for each time you use it. Simply open the bottle and pour required amount into your spray pump and use it.
Neem oil is producing very good result on aphids, mites, white flies, bugs and some very good fungicidal effects as well.
Dr Tariq

neem oil
by: Anonymous

I had a few white flies on my tomato plants maybe in their tens, I sprayed them with a home made herbal tea for a couple weeks, it seemed to work. I would check the plants the next day and only find a few of these pests. I brought neem eco oil as I heard so much about it. For the past week I have been using neem, I spray under the leaves every couple of days and the problem is worse. There are hundreds of them every day. I think I will do a side by side trial of neem and my tea to see if there is a difference. At this point I am not happy with the neem results...

Tea vrs Neem
by: Anonymous

Perhaps the tea kills beneficials as well and you lost that benefit.

Neem oil without the liquid soap Chemical please NEW
by: Rukaiya

Thanks for your coments Dr. Tariq, my garden has been infested with white flies. I'll do a neem oil spray without the liquid soap addition and see how it goes. The addition of the soap doesn't sit well with me because I'm all for avoiding the chemicals out rightly. Wish me luck!

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