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Authors: Rajiv K. Sinha, Sunil Herat, Dalsukh Valani, Brijal K. Soni and Vinod Chandran (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) 
Book Description:
Earthworm's vermicompost is a nutritive organic fertilizer rich in NKP, micronutrients, and beneficial soil microbes. They are scientifically proven to be excellent growth promoters and protectors for crop plants. In experiments with corn and wheat crops it displayed excellent growth performances in terms of height of plants, color and texture of leaves, as well as the appearance of fruiting structures. There is also less incidences of pest and disease attack and reduced demand of water for irrigation. This book discusses and presents data which suggest that the vermicompost of earthworms contributes to an increase in the yield of crops when used as a fertilizer. (Imprint: Novinka)



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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction;pp. 1-2

Chapter 2. Outstanding Physical, Chemical & Biological Properties of Vermicompost;pp. 3-4

Chapter 3. Some Important Studies on Agronomic Impacts of Vermicompost on Plants;pp. 5-6

Chapter 4. Vermicompost Protective : Chemical Fertilizer Destructive to Farmlands;pp. 7-8

Chapter 5. Vermicompost : More Nutritive & Powerful Growth Promoter Over Conventional Composts;pp. 9-11

Chapter 6. Factors Determining the Nutritional Quality of Vermicompost;pp. 13-15

Chapter 7. Some Significant Properties of Vermicompost of Great Agronomic Value;pp. 17-22

Chapter 8. Amount & Application Time of Vermicompost in Crops;pp. 23-24

Chapter 9. Some Experimental Studies Testifying the Agronomic Value of
Vermicompost as Superior to Conventional Compost and a Sustainable
Alternative to Chemical Fertilizers;pp. 25-50

Chapter 10. Vermiwash: The Nutritive Growth Promoting & Pesticidal Liquid Filtered During Vermicompost Production;pp. 51-52

Chapter 11. Important Feedbacks from Farmers Using Vermicompost in Bihar (India);pp. 53-54

Chapter 12. Conclusions and Remarks;pp. 55-58

References & Additional Readings pp.59-68

Index pp.69-71

   Series:
      Agriculture Issues and Policies
      Biochemistry Research Trends
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 71.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-580-8
   Status: AV
  
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