Earthworm Vermicompost: A Sustainable Alternative to Chemical Fertilizers for Organic Farming

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Sinha, Rajiv
Valani, Dalsukhbhai
Soni, Brijalkumar
Chandran, Vinod
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2011
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Earthworm's vermicompost is a nutritive organic fertiliser rich in NKP, micronutrients, and beneficial soil microbes. They are scientifically proven to be excellent growth promoters and protectors for crop plants. In experiments with corn and wheat crops it displayed excellent growth performances in terms of height of plants, colour and texture of leaves, as well as the appearance of fruiting structures. There is also less incidences of pest and disease attack and reduced demand of water for irrigation. This book discusses and presents data which suggest that the vermicompost of earthworms contributes to an increase in the yield of crops when used as a fertiliser.

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Environmental biotechnology not elsewhere classified
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