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Vermicompost to Save Our Agricultural Land

Author Affiliations

  • 1M.L.C. Govt. Girls’ P.G. College, Khandwa, MP, INDIA
  • 2M.L.C. Govt. Girls’ P.G. College, Khandwa, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 18-28, May,8 (2013)

Abstract

India produces about 3500 Million tones of waste biomass annually comes from urban and industrial sources, agriculture and domestic wastes are the main sources of organic material and their use for productivity is important for both economical and environmental reasons. There are several methods have been adopted to prepare organic manure from agro-waste. Vermicomposting is one of the important method converts wastes to wealth by using earthworms. The earthworms are cosmopolitan and their contribution to soil fertility is valuable. They converting clay into rich living earth. Earthworms live mostly underground and creating complex burrow network. They eat soil and crunching in muscular stomach digesting organic material and mixed in with minerals and ejecting the rest. This dump waste on the surface called vermicasts. Earthworms used for vermicomposting improve water filtration rates and absorption helping the soil to drain better.

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