Since 1984, a team of dedicated Indian scientists1 have published the Neem Newsletter. This quarterly newsletter is supplied free of charge to those engaged in neem research and utilization. Copies are available from the Division of Agricultural Chemicals, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India.


At least one comprehensive bibliography of recent neem articles is available:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 1989. The Neem Tree: An Inhibitor of Insect Feeding and Growth, January 1982-April 1989.NAL-BIBL. QB 89-89. Updates QB 86-27, July, 1989. Quick Bibliography Series. USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, USA.

THE VISION (Chapter 1)

A number of books and review articles describing neem and various aspects of its promise are available. These include the following:

Ahmed, S.1985. Utilizing Indigenous Plant Resources in Rural Development: Potential of the Neem Tree. East-West Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Arnason, T.J., B.J.R. Philogène, and P. Morand, eds. 1988. Insecticides of Plant Origin.American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series, Vol. 387. Symposium on Insecticides of Plant Origin at the Third Chemical Congress of North America, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 5-11, 1988. ACS, Washington, D.C.

Benge, M.1986. Neem: The Cornucopia Tree. S&T/FENR Agro-Forestation Technical Series No. 5. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.

Cutler, H.G., ed. 1988. Biologically Active Natural Products: Potential Use in Agriculture.American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series, Volume 380. Symposium on Biologically Active Natural Products, 194th meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, August 30 to September 4, 1987. ACS, Washington, D.C.483 pp.

Jacobson, M., ed. 1988. 1988 Focus on Phytochemical Pesticides: Volume 1, the Neem Tree.CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Ketkar, C.M.1976. Utilization of Neem (Azadirachta indica Juss.) and Its By-products.Final technical report of Directorate of Non-Edible Oils and Soap Industry, Khadi and Village Industries Commission. Published by V. Lahshmikanthan, Irla Road, Vile Parle, Bombay 400 056.

Radwanski, S.1977a. Neem tree 2: Uses and potential uses. World Crops and Livestock29:111-113.

Radwanski, S.1977b. Neem tree 3: Further uses and potential uses. World Crops and Livestock29:167-168.

Radwanski, S.A, and G.E. Wickens. 1981. Vegetative fallows and potential value of neem tree in the tropics. Economic Botany35(4):398-414.

Schmutterer, H.1990. Properties and potential of natural pesticides from the neem tree Azadirachta indica.Annual Review of Entomology 35:271-297.

THE REALITY (Chapter 2)

Ali, B.H.1987. The toxicity of Azadirachta indica leaves in goats and guinea pigs. Veterinary and Human Toxicology29(1): 16-19.


These have included B.S. Parmar, editor; R.P. Singh, associate editor; K.N. Mehrotra; S.K. Bhatia; R. Prasad; and C. Devakumar.

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