Vermicompost is a natural fertilizer resulting from the process of decomposition and transformation of organic residues by earthworms generally called red worms belonging to several genera such as Eisenia fetida. These worms ingest organic residues and produce compost rich in nutrients thanks to their digestion and the action of microorganisms present in their digestive system. This bio-compost is very beneficial for soil fertility, nutrition and plant health.

Benefits of vermicompost:

Economic advantages:

Vermicompost is considered seven times richer than traditional compost, so the quantity of vermicompost that can be used is 1/7 of the quantity of compost commonly used.

Qualitative advantages:

Vermicomposting allows you to obtain high quality vermicompost which is:

  • ● Much richer in nutrients.
  • ● Richer in organic matter.
  • ● Rich in enzymes such as proteases, amylases, lipases, cellulases and chitinases, which continue the breakdown of organic matter even once excreted.
  • ● Rich in hormones that facilitate plant growth.
  • ● Rich in microbial life, and can contain up to 1000 times the microbiological activity of conventional compost, which allows nutrients already present in the soil to be broken down more quickly, making them assimilated by plants.
  • ●The bacterial flora that develops there is representative of the intestinal flora of earthworms: following the passage of organic residues through the worm’s intestine, the bacteria multiply in the decomposing substrate. This bacterial flora plays an important role in the nitrogen cycle.

Its benefits on soil:

  • ● Improvement of soil fertility and its water retention capacity.
  • ● Stabilization of pH.
  • ● Improvement of gas exchanges, drainage, soil aeration and its cation exchange capacity.

Its benefits on plants:

  • ● Increased plant growth: Vermicompost stimulates plant growth, even when they are already receiving optimal nutrition.
  • ● Improved quality and quantity of production.
  • ● Improved seed germination and increased growth and development of seedlings.
  • ● Fight against crop pathogens, particularly fungi (eg Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium, Phomopsis, Sphaerotheca, Fusarium…etc), bacteria and more particularly nematodes.
  • ● Increased self-defense capabilities of the plant and its resistance to drought.
  • ● Increased precocity, extension of flowering and fruiting periods of plants.
  • ● Progress in the ripening of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

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