Is Neem oil the same as horticultural oil?
Then, is Neem oil the same as mineral oil?
Mineral oil is more likely to burn plants during the growing season, and is better for dormant protection, whereas neem is a little easier on plants (so you can use a little more), and is also more antifungal.
Similarly, is horticultural oil the same as white oil? So in hot weather the newer oil won't damage your plants. The other difference is that the modern horticultural oils are based on petroleum and are expensive to buy. White oil is cheap and better still, you can make it yourself.
Moreover, what is horticultural oil used for?
Horticultural oils or narrow range oils are lightweight oils, either petroleum or vegetable based. They are used in both horticulture and agriculture, where they are applied as a dilute spray on plant surfaces to control insects and mites. They are also sometimes included in tank mixes as a surfactant.
What bugs does neem oil kill?
Insects: Neem oil kills or repels many harmful insects and mites, including aphids, whiteflies, snails, nematodes, mealybugs, cabbage worms, gnats, moths, cockroaches, flies, termites, mosquitoes, and scale. It kills some bugs outright, attacks the larvae of others, and repels plant munchers with its bitter taste.