Article Id: ARCC2270 | Page : 52 - 56
Citation :- VERMICOMPOST WITH DIFFERENT FARM WASTES AND PROBLEMATIC WEEDS.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2008.(42):52 - 56
M. Vijaya Sankar Babu, G. Adinarayana, K. Rama Subbaiah, D. Balaguravaiah and T. Yellamanda Reddy
Address : Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Anantapur- 515 001, India


An experiment was conducted on preparation of vermicompost with different farm wastes and
weeds. All the vermicompost samples of different farm and weed wastes are neutral in reaction (7.15
to 7.35) which is congenial for release and utilization of nutrients by crops. The available potassium
content in so prepared vermi compost was significantly increased over initial values of papaya leaf
litter, glyricidia loppings and pigeon pea stalks. There was a tremendous increase of organic carbon
content in vermicompost of farm and weed wastes. There was a very less weed infestation (2%) in the
groundnut crop with the vermicompost prepared from the problematic weeds like celotia and
parthenium. The available nitrogen, potassium and organic carbon content of the soil was increased
significantly with the application of vermicompost from different farm and weed wastes.


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