For this purpose, 5 kg of neem leaves for each mound of wheat is taken. Then water is poured on the leaves and mashed properly. The mash is squeezed to extract one-and-a-half litre of juice. Then wheat seeds are coated with neem juice. The juice is applied with hand till satisfactory coating is ensured. After coating, the seeds are kept aside for 12 hours. This means that if wheat is to be sown in the morning, the neem coating is applied overnight.
Crop Family: Poaceae- Grass family
Crop Scientific Name: (Triticum aestivum Linn.)
Crop Vernacular Name: Hindi: Gehun; Kannada: Godhi; Manipuri: Gehun; Marathi: Gehun; Sanskrit: arupa, bahudugdha, godhuma; Tamil: godumai
Formulation: Coating the wheat seeds with a solution of neem (Azadirachta indica).
"Neem acts as a fungicide."