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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 377-383

Studies on the Physico-chemical Parameters of Different Vermicomposts and Vermiwash from Leaf Litter Wastes by Eudrilus eugeniae
B. Esakkiammal* and S. Sornalatha
PG and Research Centre, Department of Zoology, Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam, India
*Corresponding author

Vermicomposting  is  the  microbial composting   of  organic wastes  through  earthworm  activity to  form  organic  fertilizer  which  contains  higher level  of organic matter, organic carbon, total and  available N,P,K  and micronutrients. Vermiwash is a liquid collected after a passage of water through a column of worm action and it is very useful as a foliar spray. The physico- chemical properties of vermicomposts showed well marked difference in physical parameters of PH, EC and bulk density. The chemical parameters of N, P, K and micronutrients increased over the initial at the intervals of 30th and 60th days. The physico-chemical parameters of E.eugeniae and E.foetida and reported that E.eugeniae worked vermicompost   showed significant increase than other one. The final EC of Eudrilus compost reported was 0.85±0.09 in control, 0.91±0.11 in E1, 0.96±0.13 in E2, 0.87±0.10 in E3, 0.88±0.10 in E4. The Eudrilus treated compost were  increased to slightly alkaline During the experimental period  the highest level of nitrogen was recorded in 60th day .The 48 hrs pH of  vermiwash was   slightly increase than  what it is in 24 hrs . All the vermiwash shows slightly alkaline from 7.12-51.The N,P,K,Ca were decreased in 48 hrs vermiwash  than in 24 hrs. The organic matter and other micronutrients are traced in 28 hrs and 48 hrs vermiwash. Analysis of variance [ANOVA]  shows difference between control and experiment.   The present  study revealed  vermicompost and  vermiwash  may  attribute  the significant increase and an  emphatic effect on macronutrient  and micronutrient  on plant  growth.

Keywords: Earthworm, Leaf litter waste, vermicompost, Eudrilus Eugeniae.

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Esakkiammal, B., and Sornalatha, S. 2016.  Studies on the Physico-chemical Parameters of Different Vermicomposts and Vermiwash from Leaf Litter Wastes by Eudrilus eugeniae.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 377-383. doi:
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