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Utilization of Agricultural Wastes as Substrates for Vermicomposting

  title={Utilization of Agricultural Wastes as Substrates for Vermicomposting},
  author={Saratendra Bajal and Sandesh Subedi and Suraksha Baral},
Vermicomposting is the process of conversion of bio-degradable wastes into high quality manure through the use of earthworms. It is a cost effective method of producing organic fertilizer and a reliable means of bio-waste management. A research was carried out at Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal, to identify the manuring potential of different agricultural wastes through vermicomposting. Eisenia foetida, an epigeic species of earthworm was used for the conversion of these wastes into… 
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