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Title: Management of Solid Household Waste by Vermiculture
Authors: Suthar, Surendra
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium content, and C : N ratio of household waste showed statistically significant changes after vermicomposting. The amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium increased about 95.2, 104.8 and 61.5 %, respectively after 150 days. Carbon, C: N and C:P ratio showed about 37.0, 67.7, 69.2 % decrease in the end product. At the end of the experiment earthworm showed about 458.1 % increase in mean individual biomass. Earthworm produced 59 cocoons with the rate of 3.18 cocoon per earthworm. Vermicomposting appeared as an efficient technology to convert household organic waste resources into plant nutrient rich organic manure (vermicompost). The growth patterns of earthworm in household waste indicate the suitability of this waste for earthworm production. In this paper efforts have been made to manage the household waste by using earthworm species Perionyx sansibaricus.
Page(s): 25-29
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.14(1) [June 2006]

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