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Effect of Vermicompost and Vermiwash on Growth of Vegetables

Author Affiliations

  • 1Deptt. of Zoology, B.B.K D.A.V College for Women, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 2Deptt. of Zoology, B.B.K D.A.V College for Women, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 3Deptt. of Zoology, B.B.K D.A.V College for Women, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 1-4, April,24 (2015)


Vermi composting is a cost-effective and eco-friendly process used to treat organic waste. Vermi compost is nutrient rich, with microbiologically-active organic amendment which results from the interactions between earthworms and micro organisms by the breakdown of organic matter. Earthworms convert the waste material into small particles by breaking in the gut and obtain the nutrients from the microbes that harbour upon them. This process increases the rate of degradation of the organic waste matter, modifies the physico-chemical properties of the matter and leads to formation of humus in which unstable waste matter is completely oxidized. Variousphysico-chemical and biological characteristics of soil are enhanced by amendment with vermin compost as well as it aggregates stability of soil, growth of plants, increases microbial activity and enzyme production. Research have shown that vermin compost has an effective role in improving growth and yield of different field crops, including vegetables, ornamentals, cereals and fruit crops.


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