Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 24, Issue 1: 2022; Page No.(76-80)

NUTRIENT PROFILE OF VERMICOMPOST PREPARED FROM NEEM LEAVES

AKSHAY KUMAR, DHARAMBIR SINGH, RAHUL KUMAR, SAKSHI AND MAHIMA

Abstract

The study creates awareness among farmers and common man towards clean environment in their 9 surroundings through decomposition of organic waste in to valuable manure using Eisenia fetida. The investigation was destined to produce vermicompost from neem leaves litter and cow dung in plastic tubs kept in screen house. The nutrient status of vermicompost was evaluated on initial, 45th and 90th day. Total organic carbon (3.76%), carbon/nitrogen ratio (2.73%) decreased whereas nitrogen (1.38%), phosphorus (0.27%) and potassium (0.21%) content increased on 90th days. The organic waste like neem leaves litter can be used for sustainable agriculture by converting them in to vermicompost.