SOIL AGRO-ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT BY VERMICOMPOST A POTENTIAL ORGANIC NUTRIENT SOURCE FOR THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH
Siddharth Vats* and Ashish Mishra
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state and country subdivision in the world. With land as one of the limited resources, with soil quality degrading each day, dependence on chemical additives has made agriculture a costly affair. A lot of biomass from agricultural practices is left unused. The most crucial phase for a plant’s life is germination period. In this study the use of agricultural waste as a substrate for vermicompost production and then helping seeds achieve a healthy germination period has been performed. The Carbon (%), Phosphate (PO43- Kg/ha), Potash content (Kg/ha) and pH for each soil type (Chemical fertilizers (CF, 1.11, 13.5, 907, and 7.6); Vermicompost (VC, 0.91, 40.5, 1377, and 7.5), natural manure treated (AD, 0.52, 9.0, 728, and 7.1) and additives free normal soil (NS, 0.28, 4.5, 549 and7.7) was observed. The seed germination support for Cosmos sulphureus, Helianthus annuus, Cucumis sativus, and Raphanus sativus was also best in the case of vermicompost. This study has targeted the small farms and land, can make economic gains with the vermicompost and organic farming.
Keywords: Vermicompost, organic farming, soil management Cosmos sulphureus, Helianthus annuus, Cucumis sativus, and Raphanus sativus.
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