vermicompost

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ver·mi·com·post

 (vûr′mĭ-kŏm′pŏst′)
intr.v. ver·mi·com·post·ed, ver·mi·com·post·ing, ver·mi·com·posts
To make compost by providing organic waste as a food source to earthworms and then collecting their excrement.
n.
Compost created in this manner.
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Vermicomposting of milk processing industry sludge spiked with plant wastes.
Worm compost is one of the top fertilizers on the planet, and--best of all--because t do indoor vermicomposting, I don't have to deal with a frozen or snow-covered compost pile.
State of the Art and New Perspectives on Vermicomposting Research, pp.
His work has shown that an integrated approach that can take in everything from building dams and gullies to conserve rainwater and replenish groundwater to providing training on vermicomposting and strengthening women's self-help groups, can have a significant impact on crop yields and, consequently, household incomes.
Vermicomposting is a biotechnological process of composting, in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of waste conversion and produce a better end product.
Vermicomposting uses worms to break down organic waste into rich material that can be used as fertilizer.
In addition to case studies, topics include a comparative study of municipal solid waste treatment technologies using the life cycle assessment method, management of solid waste by vermicomposting, and integrated waste management based on the 3R approach.
While composting earthworms have traditionally been of tropical origins and unable to persist in cold climates outside compost bins, a European species, Eisenia hortensis has recently become prevalent in the vermicomposting industry.
Universities have been brought on board to test new technologies in green roofing, waste water management, and vermicomposting.
Earthworms strongly modify microbial biomass and activity triggering enzymatic activities during vermicomposting independently of the application rates of pig slurry.
24 -- In my last blog I promised to update you on my efforts at vermicomposting at home.
Evi Holroyd will discuss recycling food waste, more specifically vermicomposting, that is using earthworms to turn organic waste into very high quality compost.