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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 300-308
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.037


Study on Interaction of Earthworm with Bioagents during Vermicomposting
Sujan Biswas1*, Surajit Sarkar1, Augustina Saha2, Sankar Saha1 and F.H. Rahman3
1Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar-736165, West Bengal, India
2SRF, NICRA Project, Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, 736165, West Bengal, India
3ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Vermi-compost being potential organic manure is gradually getting popularity among farmers and also farmers are gradually becoming well aware about the beneficial role of earthworm. Again while the focus is on reducing the use of chemicals in crop cultivation use of bio-agents has also got immense importance. Accordingly research work focusing on enrichment of vermi-compost with different beneficial bio-agents and its different aspects are the primary need. In light of above a research work carried out to find out the effect of mixing different bio-agents during initiation of vermi-composting on earthworm, vermi-compost production and microbial count. Combined use of T. viridae along with P. fluorescence and A. chroococcum showed best effect on earthworm population (608), dry weight (42.17 g), vermicompost produced (5.31 kg), total fungal (42.8 x 105 CFU gm-1) and bacterial (58.7x 106 CFU gm-1)population, individual population of respective strains as well. Single application of T. viridae, also showed good result with respect to earthworm population (545), dry weight (36.68 g), vermicompost produced (4.13 kg), total fungal (41.6 x 105 CFU gm-1) and bacterial (53.2x 106 CFU gm-1)population, individual population of respective strains. On the other, sole use of bacterial strains separately showed positive impact on all parameters except total fungal population.


Keywords: Earthworm, Vermicompost, Trichoderma sp., P. fluorescence and A. chroococcum
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Sujan Biswas, Surajit Sarkar, Augustina Saha, Sankar Saha and Rahman, F.H. 2018. Study on Interaction of Earthworm with Bioagents during Vermicomposting.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 300-308. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.037