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Review Papers | Agriculture | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Manoj Kumar  | Dr. Shilpa Kaushal
Abstract: Vermicast is a natural waste decomposition system using worms to produce a better end product called Vermicast. Vermicompost is considered a natural fertilizer because it is rich in nutrients and has the effect of loosening the soil. The water-soluble nutrients in vermicompost increase the amount of nutrients available, including better soil properties, such as drainage. Worms feed on natural wastes such as paper, manure, crop residues, leftovers and garden waste and convert them into valuable products such as worm feed, worm tea and vermicompost. cinnamon, etc. In addition, vermicompost acts as an organic matter. fertilizers and biological control agents have the effect of eradicating many types of plant diseases caused by pathogens and soil-transmitted insects. Other soil indicators, such as nitrogen and the C/N ratio can be improved by including vermicompost. Another adverse effect of heavy metals can also be mitigated. It also provides many useful viruses with various benefits. However, other obstacles, such as the production of dangerous greenhouse gases, such as nitrous oxide and methane, occur. However, it was concluded that native vermicompost is better than conventionally processed manure as it contains at least four times more nutrients than cow manure. On the one hand, tropical soils do not have all the nutrients needed by plants, on the other hand, many nutrients found in household waste and agricultural products are wasted. In nature, there are several organisms that have the potential to turn waste into valuable resources. This helps maintain nutrient flow and reduces environmental degradation. One of those materials is earthworms, which can be recycled into valuable compost called vermicompost. Vermicompost has a number of advantages when used in agriculture.
Keywords: Vermicompost, earthworm, organic, nutrients, by-products
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1505 - 1508