Neem cake is the de-oiled residue that can be used after Neem kernels are crushed for their oil. In this seed kernel are nutrients like NPK ((nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) as well as nortriterpenoids and isoprenoids. These nutrients are nematicidal in nature so the seed cake ends up with these properties. Neem cake is used in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and the turf industry as an organic fertilizer.
During first ploughing apply 30 to 40 grams of Neem Oil Cake per plant as soil application and subsequently 10 to 20 grams as per crops need. Neem Oil Cake can also be mixed with soil and apply on and around the roots of the plants, Vegetables, bushes and trees, will have a remarkable result in the improvement of the plant immunity.
Neem cake is used as an organic fertilizer because of the various micro and macro nutrients which it is composed of. It will control soil based pathogens as well as nematodes. It will also inhibit nitrification of the soil plus enhance the efficiency of nitrogen providing fertilizer.