Organic waste processing using earthworms is called vermicasting, and the derived product is called biohumus or vermicast or vermicompost.
The essence of this organic technology is the ability or earthworms to process different organic waste such as:
- stable manure;
- treatment plant sludge;
- agricultural and processing industry waste.
Vermicompost does not contain any pathogenic microflora, eggs of helminths, weed seeds, or heavy metals.
Benefits of Vermicompost:
- The quality of humus content surpasses that of stable manure or compost 4−8 times;
- Reduces soil density;
- Enriches the soil with organic matter;
- Positively affects the soil microflora;
- Great ability to contain water and good resistance;
- Composed of durable pellets;
- Increases seed germinating power by 11−24%;
- Increases productivity by 15−25%;
- Yields can be obtained 2 weeks earlier
Vermicast contains humic substances with a high content of humic acids. Humic substances possess the ability to improve the plant root system growth. Humic substances are a source of energy to soil organisms performing essential functions to improve the soil fertility and structure. Humic substances promote plant growth and protection against various diseases. Soils containing humic substances are more resistant to soil acidification. Humic substances stimulate the absorption of macronutrients N,P,K,Ca and Mg by plants.
The use of this fertiliser improves the agrochemical characteristics of the soil, increases the quality of agricultural products and improves yields.
Root systems of plants treated with humic substances or grown in a soil that is rich in humic substances were 20−50% larger.
Presence of humic substances increases the efficiency of pesticides (if it is necessary to destroy weeds or fight pests) by incorporating ammonia-containing chemical fertilisers, reduces the amount of toxic substances and heavy metals in the soil, stimulates microorganism growth - plant residues decompose more rapidly.
Enrich poor soil with Vermicompost Prime from Worm House and summer will gift fragrant flowers, sweet fruits and vegetables.