Chemical changes during vermicomposting (Eisenia fetida) of sheep manure mixed with cotton industrial wastes

  title={Chemical changes during vermicomposting (Eisenia fetida) of sheep manure mixed with cotton industrial wastes},
  author={Elena Albanell and Josefina Plaixats and T. Cabrero},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Castings of Eisenia fetida from sheep manure alone and mixed with cotton wastes analysed for their properties and chemical composition every 2 weeks for 3 months and compared with the same manures in the absence of earthworms. The results showed that earthworms accelerated the mineralization rate and converted the manures into castings with a higher nutritional value and degrees of humification. The castings obtained from manure mixed with cotton wastes exhibited good agronomic quality… CONTINUE READING

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