A comparative study on the utilization of the Eudrilus euginae (African night crawler) in the production of vermicompost & vermins using agricultural waste as its substrates SY 1996-1997.

Isidro, Monanita P. and Ilagan, Carlo Antonio A. and Valle, Jesus L. (1997) A comparative study on the utilization of the Eudrilus euginae (African night crawler) in the production of vermicompost & vermins using agricultural waste as its substrates SY 1996-1997. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Abstract

Composting of different animal manure and some waste found in the farm helps a lot in the production of organic fertilizers. A very sufficient example of composting is through vermicomposting or earthworm casting. The study focused on the composting of different substrates using Eudrilus euginae (African Night Crawler). This study concentrated on the weight of both the compost and vermins and in the number of vermins produced. The study made use of three treatments which were: a) 750 g rice straw + 250 g pig manure, b) 750 g sugar bagasse + 250 g pig manure, c) 750 g coconut coir + 250 g pig manure, with three replicates. Two stages in the vermicomposting process were performed the anaerobic and the aerobic stage. When the substrate was fully composted, harvesting of the compost and vermins was done. From the data collected, it was concluded that a substrate composed of 75% rice straw + 25% pig manure was more efficient in producing the most vermicompost. But when it comes to the vermin production, substrate composed of 75% coconut coir + 25% pig manure was more suitable.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 318 1997
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 06:46
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 03:52
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/303

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