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MANURE MANAGEMENT WITH

COMPOSTING WORMS

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Figure 1 Eisenia fetida in Cattle manure.

NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD

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

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.

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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.

(learn more here)

SEE THE DIFFERENCE CASTINGS MAKE

difference

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

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NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD can help to improve your manure management, giving you extra time and saving you money.

We have the WORMS you need.

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