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Wormicompost is an organic fertilizer that is extensively used in horticulture, floriculture, fruit crops and home gardening.

The word Vermicompost comes from a Latin word vermes meaning earth worm and the product start as compost. Vermicompost is nothing but the excreta of earthworms, which is rich in humus and nutrients. The vermicompost is produced through breeding of earth worms (vermiculture) in a mixture of cow dung & agriculture residue till the whole mass is converted into compost. Hence, by feeding these earthworms with biomass and watching properly the food (bio-mass) of earthworms, required quantities of vermicompost can be produced. This compost is then filtered and collected to store for further agriculture applications.

Advantages of vermicompost Provides excellent effect on overall plant growth, encourages the growth of new shoots / leaves and improves the quality and shelf life of the produce. Vermicompost is free flowing, easy to apply, handle and store and does not have bad odour. It improves soil structure, texture, aeration, and water holding capacity and prevents soil erosion. Vermicompost is rich in beneficial micro flora such as a fixers, P- solubilizers, cellulose decomposing micro- Flora etc in addition to improve soil environment. Vermicompost contains earthworm cocoons and increases the population and activity of earthworm in the soil. It neutralizes the soil protection. It prevents nutrient losses and increases the use efficiency of chemical fertilizers. Vermicompost is free from pathogens, toxic elements, weed seeds etc. Vermicompost minimizes the incidence of pest and diseases. It enhances the decomposition of organic matter in soil. It contains valuable vitamins, enzymes and hormones like auxins, gibberellins etc. Product Features Wormicompost benefits soil by Improving its physical structure. Enriching soil in micro-organisms, adding plant hormones such as auxins and gibberellic acid, and adding enzymes such as phosphates and cellulose. Attracting deep-burrowing earthworms already present in the soil. Improving water holding capacity. Enhancing germination, plant growth, and crop yield. Improving root growth and structure. Specifications (Physical) Wormicompost is a dark brown/black humus like coarse material; soft in feel and free from any foul smell live seeds and other contaminations. 1. Mucus type substance coated on each particle that increases aeration in the soil, provides excellent water retention properties and improves the drainage in heavy soils.

2. Contains sufficient moisture (20-35%) at the time of packing *(Variation in moisture is directly related with humidity) * PH 6.5-7.5 *Organic carbon 17.50-30.31% *Nitrogen 0.80-2.05% *Phosphorus 0.70-1.93% *Potassium 0.32-1.50% *Carbon: Nitrogen 15-20: 1% *Calcium 1.50-4.5% *Magnesium 0.2-0.7% *Sodium 0.02-0.30% *Sulphur Traces- 0.40% *Iron 0.08-0-0.7% *Zinc 0.028-0.036% *Manganese Traces-0.40% *Copper 0.0027-0.0123% * Boron 0.0034-0.0075% * Aluminum Traces-0.071 *Cobalt, Molybdenum Present in available form

Biological Total bactor count of 2.5 106 comprising of Azotobacter, PGPR, PSP, Actinomycetes. Also contains Gibberellins Auxins & Cytokine in Sufficient Quantities. Earthworms (Eisenia Foetida) The most commonly used earthworms for vermicomposting is Eisenia Foetida. Its quantity can raise 3-4 times within about 6 months. The ideal temperature range should be 10-25, with humidity of not less than 50% & optimal acidity with pH 7.0.

COMPARISON OF VERMICOMPOST BRICK STRUTURE & VERMI BEDS/PITS


HDPE VERMI PITS/BED/TANKS

BRICK STRUCTURE

HIGHLIGHTS COST OF THE PIT SHIFTING OF SITE SIZE OF THE SRTUCTURE PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION Rs 8100/PIT SHIFTING IS NOT POSSIBLE 10' X 4' X 1.5' TO DIG PIT OF FULL SIZE Rs 1800/PIT SHIFTING IS POSSIBLE 12' X 4' X 2' (1MT Capacity) NO PRIOR PREPARATION

BRING BRICKS, SAND & CEMENT ERECT STRUCTURE OF BRICKS WITH PROPER VENTILATION MINIMUM 15 DAYS

A BOX STRUCTURE MADE FROM 7 LAYERED HDPE WITH BUILT-IN NET FOR VENTILATION MAXIMUM 2 HOURS

TIME REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION/ERECTION VERMIWASH COLLECTION VERMI COMPOST PRODUCTIONS VERMI CULTURE (EARTHWORMS) PRODUCTION AERATION

DIFFICULT 2 M. T / YEAR

EASILY POSSIBLE 3 M. T. / YEAR

36 KGS / YEAR

80 KGS / YEAR

NO PROVISION

AERATION PROVIDED SPECIFICALLY