MANURE MANAGEMENT WITH
Figure 1 Eisenia fetida in Cattle manure.
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VERMICOMPOSTING: COMPOSTING WITH WORMS
Red composting worms, (learn about vermicomposting here) are the perfect solution for on-site manure management. This ancient technology has been used for centuries in many tropical climates and is gaining recognition here in North America. The red wigglers, as they’re commonly known, thrive in Canada. NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD (NPPF) has successfully been producing top grade vermicast from cattle and rabbit manure for twenty plus years.
Vermicast or worm cast is the end product of composting with worms. Castings are quite different than standard compost or aged manure. Vermicast contains 40% more humus than compost making it a superior soil conditioner. The micro-organisms found in worm castings are the same found in healthy topsoil, creating a strong foundation for continued soil growth in areas where you use it. Most importantly of all; vermicast is a perfectly balanced soluble organic fertilizer.
WHY VERMICAST WORKS
The only creatures in nature capable of breaking chemical bonds to free soluble nutrients for plant growth are bacteria. Worms use bacterium to digest organic material and this natural nitrogen cycle is what makes castings such an effective fertilizer. The chart below shows the components of vermicast available for plants to utilize.
Vermicast Chemical Parameters
Parameters Vermicast Normal Range
pH 6.5 – 7.5
Organic Carbon (%) 15 – 20
Nitrogen (%) 1.3 – 1.7
Phosphorus (%) 1.2 – 1.8
Potassium (ppm) 800 – 1850
Carbon : Nitrogen 14 – 15 : 1
Vermicast provides a complete range of macro, secondary and micro-nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc, everything healthy plants need.
WATCH YOUR MANURE DISAPPEAR
Worms work fast especially during the warmer seasons, a yard of worm rich starter material will reduce five yards of manure in just a few months. Vermicast is a valuable product to produce on any farmstead.
VERMICAST IS A VALUE ADDED PRODUCT
Creating worm castings from manure gives you a much more valuable product. Vermicast is easy to harvest, store and use in large or small scale applications. Studies have proven the benefit to plant growth, yields and soil health.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE CASTINGS MAKE
WITH CASTINGS WITHOUT
Increases drought resistance
Reduce irrigation cost up to 50%
No ground water contamination
Castings actually contain a perfect mix of nutritional needs
Castings build soil biology and enhance it greatly over the years
NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD can help to improve your manure management, giving you extra time and saving you money.
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