Vermicompost is nothing but the excreta of earthworms, which is rich in humus and nutrients. We can rear earthworms artificially in a brick tank or near the stem/trunk of trees(specially horticultural trees). By feeding these earthworms with biomass and watching properly the food ( Bio-mass) of earthworms, we can produce the required quantities of vermicompost.
Vermicompost is an organic manure, Which is an odorless, clean, organic material containing adequate quantities of N, P, K and several micronutrients essential for plant growth. Vermicompost is a preferred nutrient source for organic farming. It is eco-friendly, non-toxic, consumes low energy input for composting and is a recycled biological product.
Advantages of Vermicompost:
|♦||Vermicompost is rich in all essential plant nutrients.|
|♦||Provides excellent effect on overall plant growth, encourages the growth of new shoots/leaves and improves the quality.|
|♦||Compost , manure or both|
|♦||Field crops - 2 tonnes/hectare.|
|♦||horticultural crops - 200 gms/plant(young) & 5 KG/tree(matured).|
|♦||Forest trees - 200 gm/plant(young).|
|♦||ornamental Plant - 50 gms/plant.|
|♦||Plotting soil mix|
|♦||Field Applications: For crops like paddy, ragi, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables etc. Apply 300-500kg / acre by broadcasting|
|♦||Horicultural Application: Banana, flowers,grapes, tea, coffee and mulberry|