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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1579-1584
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.194


Vermicomposting under High Altitude Cold Arid Ladakh (Kargil) Conditions: A Success Story
Malik Asif Aziz1*, M.Y. Zargar2, M.A. Malik1, Z.M. Dar1, Aamir H. Mir3,M.  Amjad4, Shakeel A. Mir3, Misbah Ajaz1, Saima Shafi1 and Bisma Rashid1
1Division of Basic Sciences and Humanities, FoA /RRS, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura -193201, India
2Directorate of Research, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar, India
3Division of Soil Sciences, 4Division of Agronomy, FoA /RRS, Wadura, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura -193201, India
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Abstract:

The present study was carried out under cold arid conditions of Kargil district of Ladakh region. The area receives very scanty rainfall and most of the precipitation is witnessed in the form of snow during harsh winter period. The farmers are marginal and resource poor. Chemical fertilizers are not available during the peak growing season because of continuous road closure for at least five months. The only alternative available with the farmers is use of night soil and undecomposed cowdung in the area. But most of the crops in the area are showing nutrient deficiency and disease outbreak. Therefore the available resources were utilized by employing some exotic earthworms viz., Eisenia foetida for speedy conversion into valuable product i.e. vermicompost. The technology was successfully disseminated in the farmers’ field through conduction of on farm and off farm training programmes. Few progressive farmers have started their own vermicompost units at commercial scale.


Keywords: Kargil, Vermicompost, Success story, Earth worms
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Malik Asif Aziz, M.Y. Zargar, M.A. Malik, Z.M. Dar, Aamir H. Mir, M. Amjad, Shakeel A. Mir, Misbah Ajaz, Saima Shafi, and Bisma Rashid. 2017. Vermicomposting under High Altitude Cold Arid Ladakh (Kargil) Conditions: A Success StoryInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1579-1584. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.194