In the present review, vermicompost is described as an excellent soil amendment and a biocontrol agent which make it the best organic fertilizer and more eco-friendly as compared to chemical fertilizers. Vermicompost is an ideal organic manure for better growth and yield of many plants. It can increase the production of crops and prevent them from harmful pests without polluting the environment. Application of vermicompost increased seed germination, stem height, number of leaves, leaf area, leaf dry weight, root length, root number, total yield, number of fruits/plant, chlorophyll content, pH of juice, TSS of juice, micro and macro nutrients, carbohydrate (%) and protein (%) content and improved the quality of the fruits and seeds. Studies suggested that treatments of humic acids, plant growth promoting bacteria and vermicomposts can be used for a sustainable agriculture discouraging the use of chemical fertilizers.
Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly
Reduce Fertilizers and Pesticides
Plant Damage Threat Avoided
Vermicompost is rich in all essential plant nutrients.
Provides excellent effect on overall plant growth, encourages the growth of new Shoots / leaves and improves the quality and shelf life of the produce.
Fertilizers are chemical or natural substances which are added to the soil or land to increase fertility. Organic fertilizers are fertilizers extracted from animal manure, plant extracts as well as minerals and vegetable matter. Since organic fertilizers are derived from natural substances, damage to the environment is the least of concerns. Organic fertilizers are rich in growth hormones and micro nutrients and help to reduce the risk of diseases in humans, as they are used in human food also. Due to depletion of soil quality, use of fertilizers is being propelled to help farmers to increase crop production.