Bioremediation of Soil using Earthworms Castings

Juvaria Azmath
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Vermicomposting is a process by which organic waste is converted to biofertilizer using earthworms. The effect of vermicompost on plants is already known ,the present paper aims at studying the effect of vermicompost on the soil quality. Red soil mixed with some clay soil was taken in potted plants and different herbs namely, Mint, Coriander and Gongura were grown. These common herbs were chosen as they grow very rapidly and it is easy to see the result with a very short time. Half of them were
more » ... . Half of them were treated with vermicompost and others were treated with common pesticide. It was observed that the soil which was treated with vermicompost was more porous and had more mineral content compared to the soil treated with pesticide.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.8081 fatcat:24xcald6wneeddmlceg7ccrswm