The Neem Tree

The Neem Tree

Editor(s): H. Schmutterer

Published Online: 28 SEP 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527300549

Online ISBN: 9783527603985

DOI: 10.1002/3527603980

About this Book

The most comprehensive and best illustrated treatment of the fascinating tropical neem tree (Azadirachta indica) and its unique substances.

The extracts from the neem tree have an enormously broad range of applications. The main substance azadirachtin, a tetranortriterpenoid, influences the hormone system of insects, exerting thereby a pesticidal effect. Feeding activity, reproduction and flying ability of insects are also affected. It is biologically degradable and can be easily extracted from the seeds of the tree. Other important uses of neem tree products are:

- antifertility and population control
- cure of human diseases
- manure and nitrification inhibitors
- feeds for domestic animals
- soap production

With its exhaustive treatment of the neem tree and closely related plants, this book provides us with an impressive example of the varied uses of renewable resources.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 3

      Effects on Viruses and Organisms: Sections 3.7 - 3.9.1.2 (pages 153–176)

      Dr. I. Grant, Dr. F.A. Mansour, K.R.S. Ascher, Prof. Dr. H. Schmutterer, Prof. W.M. Blaney and Dr. M.S.J. Simmonds

    4. Chapter 3

      Effects on Viruses and Organisms: Sections 3.9.1.5 - 3.9.1.7 (pages 204–230)

      Prof. Dr. H. Schmutterer, Dr. H. Wilps, Dr. U. Schlüter, Prof. Dr. H. Rembold and Dr. I. Puhlmann

    5. Chapter 3

      Effects on Viruses and Organisms: Sections 3.9.2 - 3.9.2.10 (pages 231–255)

      K.R.S. Ascher, Dr. C.M.Y. Nicol, D.C. Assadsolimani, Dr. J. Langewald and Prof. Dr. H. Schmutterer

    6. Chapter 6

      Various Uses of Neem Products (pages 518–558)

      A.Y. Ketkar, C.M. Ketkar, M. Jacobson, M.S. Ketkar and Prof. Dr. H. Schmutterer

    7. Chapter 8

      Other Meliaceous Plants Containing Ingredients for Integrated Pest Management and Further Purposes: Sections 8.1 - 8.2.1.2.2 (pages 585–612)

      Dr. K. Sombatsiri, Dr. K. Ermel, Prof. Dr. H. Schmutterer, K.R.S. Ascher, Prof. Dr. C.P.W. Zebitz and Prof. Dr. S.N.H. Naqvi

    8. Chapter 8

      Other Meliaceous Plants Containing Ingredients for Pest Management and Further Purposes: Sections 8.2.2 - 8.3.6 (pages 642–666)

      Prof. Dr. S.-F. Chiu, Prof. Dr. H. Rembold, Dr. R.W. Mwangi, Dr. M.B. Isman, Dr. J.T. Arnason and Dr. G.H.N Towers

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