Effect Of Substrate Composition On The Nutrients Of Vermicompost Prepared By Different Types Of Earthworms

  • G. Amaravathi Department of Zoology & Dairy Science Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Kavali, A.P
  • R. Mallikarjuna Reddy Department of Zoology & Dairy Science Jawahar Bharati Degree College, Kavali, A.P.
Keywords: Vermi-compost, municipal solid waste, earthworms, P. excavatus, E.foetida


The study is intended to know the performance of two different earthworm species in different substrate mixtures in order to know the type of substrate mixture required for better treatment of municipal solid waste. The percentage of soil nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are considerably higher in the vermi-compost prepared using Perionyx excavatus than that of vermi-compost prepared by Eisenia foetida.


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