Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Enriched vermicompost production: A success story of Guntur farmer
Dr. M Ganga Devi and Dr. CH Anil Kumar
Vermicompost is a fine granular, dark brown/black colored organic product prepared by earthworms by using cow dung and organic wastes which is much useful for soil health. It has biological properties as rich in population of soil micro-organisms compared with those in conventional composts. Vermicompost has adequate amount of micronutrient and macronutrients depending on sources of earthworm’s feedstock. Earthworm promotes soil fragmentation and increase aeration of soil by volume 8-30 per cent. Vermicompost has at least four times more plant nutrients than conventional cattle dung compost. Vermicomposting is a source of creating self employment and revenue generation. This is an easy and faster process of converting organic matter into compost than other conventional methods. A farmer, Shri Ravuri. Suresh Kumar opted vermicomposting for his livelihood and started from a very small scale and became a successful producer of quality enriched vermi compost product. He argued that his product is demanded by nearby farmers, NGO’s and government organizations of Andhra Pradesh. Moreover, he is encouraging interested farmers to prepare this multifunctional quality of vermi compost on their own farms so that farming community can be benefitted.
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Dr. M Ganga Devi and Dr. CH Anil Kumar. Enriched vermicompost production: A success story of Guntur farmer. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):891-895.