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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Vermiwash: A potential tool for sustainable agriculture

Author(s):

Harsita Nayak, Sumit Rai, Rakhi Mahto, Priyanka Rani, Shivpoojan Yadav, Saroj Kumar Prasad and Rajesh Kumar Singh

Abstract:
During first green revolution, excess use of agrochemicals adversely affects natural resources and ecosystem. Therefore we must have to go for sustainable agriculture to conserve and protect our resources and ecosystem. For this vermiwash is emerging as important potential tool. Vermiwash is a brown coloured, odourless, liquid biofertilizer, which is collected after passes via column of worm culture. It is considered as storehouse of nutrients and microorganisms, used as foliar spray for crops. Vermiwash contains mucus, excretory products of worms and various concentration of macro, micro and beneficial nutrients along with beneficial microorganism, growth hormones, Vitamines, enzymes and amino acids, therefore is a good source for plant nutrition in sustainable agriculture.

Pages: 308-312  |  852 Views  312 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Harsita Nayak, Sumit Rai, Rakhi Mahto, Priyanka Rani, Shivpoojan Yadav, Saroj Kumar Prasad and Rajesh Kumar Singh. Vermiwash: A potential tool for sustainable agriculture. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):308-312.