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Earthworms for Vermicompos

Earthworms for Vermicompos
Earthworms for Vermicompos
Product Code : 02
Brand Name : Vanashree
Price And Quantity
  • Minimum Order Quantity
  • 3
  • Unit of Measure
  • Kilograms/Kilograms
  • Price
  • 750 INR
Product Specifications
  • Classification
  • other
  • Active Ingredient
  • nitrogen
  • State
  • live
  • Proportional Valve
  • 1:1
  • Product Name
  • Earthworms
  • Purity(%)
  • 100
  • Properties
  • Only a few decades ago, the predominating thought was that earthworms were not very important for agriculture. Emphasis was placed on physical and chemical aspects of plant growth while biological aspects were neglected. We are now realizing how interactions between crops, climate, soil, and living organisms play important roles in sustaining our agriculture. Earthworms are among the most visible of soil organisms and have received considerable attention. They play a pivotal role in maintaining the productivity of our soils. This makes understanding these lowly animals and finding ways to make them thrive very important. Benefits of Earthworms The burrowing and feeding activity of earthworms have numerous beneficial effects on overall soil quality for crop production. The following soil properties can be improved by earthworms. Water infiltration Some earthworm species create vertical burrows, whereas other species live in horizontal burrows in the soil. The vertical burrows are typically open, although the worms cap the top with residue and excrement. The vertical burrows are very important points of entry for quick water infiltration into the soil, especially in no-till systems. Soil aeration Air-filled porosity is critical in helping plant roots to thrive. Roots need oxygen for their growth, whereas they produce carbon dioxide that needs to leave the soil. Because earthworms improve soil porosity, they improve the exchange of these gases with the atmosphere. Earthworms increase porosity by two mechanisms: (1) by creating permanent burrows, and (2) by improving soil aggregation. Aggregation is improved by the mixing of soil and organic matter in the earthworms’ guts. These highly stable aggregates are deposited by some earthworms in their burrows, and by others at the surface of the soil. In one pasture study, earthworms consumed between 20 and 40 tons of soil per acre per year. In another study, earthworms were estimated to consume 4 to 10 percent of the top 6 inches of the soil annually. This only goes to show the enormous amounts of soil that can be processed by earthworms. Soil compaction and soil tilth Soil compaction reduces the porosity of the soil. Because earthworms increase porosity, they reduce the effects of compaction. In addition, the excrement of earthworms has a very stable structure, which makes the soil more resistant to compaction and improves its tilth. Soil organic matter Typical earthworm populations can easily consume 2 tons of dry matter per acre per year, partly digesting and mixing it with soil. The importance of earthworms to mix surface residue with soil becomes very clear in soils that do not have any earthworms. Most of our Pennsylvania soils have at least some earthworms and the effect of their complete absence therefore cannot be noted. In the Netherlands, some soils reclaimed from the sea at first did not have any earthworms. In these soils the formation of topsoil with reasonable organic matter content did not take place, resulting in poor crop growth. Once the cause was established, the government of the Netherlands started a campaign to introduce earthworms. After the introduction of the earthworms, a dark topsoil layer was formed, and crop growth increased substantially. Plant available nutrients Earthworm casts have higher available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium contents than surrounding soil, as well as a higher cation-exchange capacity. Some micronutrients, such as zinc and boron, are more available in the excrement of earthworms through chelation of the micronutrients. Soil pH Soil passed through the gut of earthworms has a neutral pH. This is probably due to the pH buffering action of organic molecules produced in the gut of worms. Beneficial microbes Earthworms excrete material that has high concen- trations of beneficial microbes that help decompose crop residue. Nematode control Some earthworms eat harmful nematodes, thus decreasing the concentration of these harmful organisms in soil. Types of Earthworms There are more than 1,000 different earthworm species, but they can be placed into one of three groups (Fig. 1): Litter dwellers or epigeic species live in crop or forest litter. They are not common in most agricultural soils. These species do not ingest large amounts of soil. The manure or red worm, Eisenia foetida, is an example of a litter dweller. Topsoil dwellers or endogeic species live in the upper 2 to 3 inches of the soil. They live primarily from partially decomposed organic matter that is already incorporated in the soil. They eat their way through the soil, creating horizontal burrows that they fill with their excrement. These species ingest large amounts of soil that they mix with digested crop residue in their guts. Subsoil dwellers or anecic species live in permanent vertical burrows that can be 5 or 6 feet deep. These earthworms need surface crop residue to live. Their burrows remain open, although they cap the top with crop residue that they pull to the entrance. These species ingest substantial amounts of soil that they mix with digested residue in their guts. Their excrement is primarily deposited at the surface of the soil. The nightcrawler Lumbricus terrestris is the most prominent member of this group.
  • Water Content Vol%
  • 1
  • Source
  • dirt
  • EINECS No
  • 10
  • Color
  • red
  • Grade
  • 1
  • Place of Origin
  • India
  • CAS No
  • 23
Product Description


Item Code: 113

We are a Agricultural company.

We deal into Vermicompost & Vermiculture.

We can supply EARTHWORMS for vermiculture porjects.


Type of Earthworms :-

Eisenia fetida is a special kind of earthworms that can use for many applications including vermicompost and fishing ...

Eisenia fetida(Eisenia foetida) is a special kind of earthworms that can use for many applications including vermicompost,fishing, medical , cosmetics and many others .

Eisenia Foetida or Red Worms are the best known and most widely used composting worm. They are excellent for composting. In terms of versatility, no other species can come close to the overall vermicomposting abilities of this worm.

The Eisenia Foetida is an epigeic worm. Epigeic worms live on the surface of the soil or in the top 10 inches or so of the topsoil under the litter layer
Red Worms can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, can process organic waste materials very quickly, and will increase in numbers at a rapid rate if their primary requirements are met.

This is definitely a species better known for composting applications than as a bait worm, given its smaller size, but they can certainly be used successfully as live food for fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds. They are very easy to raise and offer a great source of protein, along with other valuable nutrients. The worm is generally 35-130 mm in length. The optimum temperature for Eisenia Foetida is 68 to 77 degrees F [20-25 degrees C. They can tolerate temperatures from 40 -80 degrees F[4 -27 degrees C.]

We also assist in DEVELOPING VERMICULTURE PROJECTS for our customers by the assistance of which they can convert any waste like hotel or canteen waste, agro waste into rich manure.

We also have our own plants which can supply superior quality of manure as well. We provide these services to large corporate companies (for canteen waste), Large apartments, builders, hotels, resorts, farm house owner sand to corporate farming projects.

  • Pay Mode Terms: L/C (Letter of Credit)
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 20 Kilogram(s)
  • Port of Dispatch: Mumbbi Nahva Sheva
  • Production Capacity: 10 ton per month
  • Delivery Time: As per customer requirement or within 10 days
  • Packaging Details: As per customer requirement and in in Clear plastic tub or bag packing with cocco peat .

Trade Information
  • Supply Ability
  • As per Order Per Month
  • Delivery Time
  • 15 Days
  • Sample Policy
  • Sample costs shipping and taxes has to be paid by the buyer
  • Packaging Details
  • as per order
  • Main Export Market(s)
  • Asia, Australia, Central America, North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • Main Domestic Market
  • All India
  • Certifications
  • organic

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VANASHREE AGRICULTURE PVT. LTD.
Pune, Maharashtra, India
J-116, Mega Center, Magarpatta, Pune Solapur Highway, Hadapsar, Pune - 411028, Maharashtra, India
Phone :+917210116144
Fax :91-20-30473811
Mr. Vishnu Najan (Director)
Mobile :+918600046304, +919881901712

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