Earthworms Vermicompost: A Powerful Crop Nutrient over the Conventional Compost & Protective Soil Conditioner against the Destructive Chemical Fertilizers for Food Safety and Security

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Title Earthworms Vermicompost: A Powerful Crop Nutrient over the Conventional Compost & Protective Soil Conditioner against the Destructive Chemical Fertilizers for Food Safety and Security
Author Sinha, Rajiv Kumar; Herat, Sunil; Valani, Dalsukhbhai Bhovanbhai; Chauhan, Krunalkumar A
Journal Name American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Pakistan
Publisher International Digital Organization for Scientific Information
Abstract Earthworms vermicompost is proving to be highly nutritive 'organic fertilizer' and more powerful 'growth promoter' over the conventional composts and a 'protective' farm input (increasing the physical, chemical & biological properties of soil, restoring & improving its natural fertility) against the 'destructive' chemical fertilizers which has destroyed the soil properties and decreased its natural fertility over the years. Vermicompost is rich in NKP (nitrogen 2-3%, potassium 1.85-2.25% and phosphorus 1.55-2.25%), micronutrients, beneficial soil microbes and also contain 'plant growth hormones & enzymes'. It is scientifically proving as 'miracle growth promoter & also plant protector' from pests and diseases. Vermicompost retains nutrients for long time and while the conventional compost fails to deliver the required amount of macro and micronutrients including the vital NKP to plants in shorter time, the vermicompost does.
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Published Yes
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Volume 5
Issue Number Suppl.
Page from 14
Page to 22
ISSN 1818-6769
Date Accessioned 2010-05-17
Date Available 2010-08-24T06:51:50Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30336
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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