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VERMICOMPOST ON CROP PRODUCTION - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC589 | Page : 265 - 270
Citation :- VERMICOMPOST ON CROP PRODUCTION - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2012.(33):265 - 270
C. Vennila, C. Jayanthi*and V.M. Sankaran
Address : Department of Agronomy, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007, India

Abstract

On one hand tropical soils are deficient in all necessary plant nutrients and on the other hand large quantities of such nutrients contained in domestic wastes and agricultural byproducts are wasted. In nature, there are a number of organisms that have the ability to convert organic waste into valuable resources. This helps to maintain nutrient flow and minimize environmental degradation. One such organism is earthworms, which could be able to recycle the organic wastes into valuable manure i.e. vermicompost. The vermicompost has several advantages when used in agriculture. The literatureing reveal the beneficial effect of vermicompost on crop production, nutrient uptake and maintenance of soil quality has been reviewed in this paper.

Keywords

Vermicompost Vermiculture Crop production Nutrient uptake.

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