Effect of pest-controlling neem and mata-raton on bean growth, soil N and soil CO2 emissions

@article{MontesMolina2011EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pest-controlling neem and mata-raton on bean growth, soil N and soil CO2 emissions},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n Adolfo Montes-Molina and Marco L. Luna-Guido and J. M. Ceballos-Ramirez and Fabi{\'a}n Fern{\'a}ndez-Luque{\~n}o and N. Espinoza-Paz and Reiner Rinc{\'o}n-Rosales and Luc Dendooven and Federico Guti{\'e}rrez-Miceli},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={187-194}
}
Extracts of plants such as neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) and mata-raton (Gliricidia sepium (Jacquin)) are used to control pests. However, certain components of neem, such as azadirachtin, can exert a negative effect on fungi and nitrifying bacteria, and, in turn, can impact the C and N cycles in soil. Nutrient cycling might thus be inhibited and affect… CONTINUE READING