NeemCo Limited
Natural Pest Control for Horticulture, Aquaculture, and Farming
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NeemCo is an independent, dynamic, Scottish company based on the shores of Loch Lomond. We are a strongly science-led company developing natural pest control products in a variety of sectors. The common factors are that they are: effective, safe for all except the pests, show no resistance, are benign in the environment, and naturally-derived and organic.

We are dedicated to the quantitative defined development of safe, effective and environmentally friendly products based upon extracts from the Neem tree. Neem has been used for thousands of years in Southern India as a source of medicines as well as for its repellent and toxic effects on insects.

At NeemCo all products are firmly based on scientific research in collaboration with institutions such as the University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland, University of Edinburgh, London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and the Scottish Agricultural College.

Neem extracts have been available as pesticides for about 20 years, and are widely used in Europe and North America. The great strength of neem extracts is that they are highly effective against invertebrate pests, and innocuous to mammals, including humans. The timing of the project is excellent as most of the pesticides currently in use have caused serious social and environmental repercussions, and many are being banned, leaving a gap to be filled by plant-derived compounds. Insecticides derived from plants are ecologically desirable and often economically advantageous.

Neem has also been proven to be effective against a variety of human and animal health issues.

By understanding the exact mode of action, NeemCo has been able to develop effective and targeted products.

“Neem” is a very wide term that is applied to a variety of extracts from several types of tree. “Neem” is extracted from different parts of the tree using a variety of extraction methods. The method of extraction is key to ensuring that there is a consistent quantity of the active ingredient and the development of products.

The last, and critical part, of bringing a product to market is the ability to create the dossiers required to gain product approvals.

NeemCo, with its sister company, have conducted over 1000 trials in order to gain various approvals for its patented extracts for use on crops, farm animals, pets, throughout Europe and beyond. We have significant understanding and experience of gaining, or working within the EU approval routes in various markets. It is also approved for food use.

So, thinking that “neem works” is only 1% of the journey to a product.