Science & Technology - Nagaland


Vermi Composting

Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming, it is a process where waste or plants are decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer. Compost are rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humid acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil.

Vermicompost is an organic manure (bio-fertilizer) produced as the vermicast by earth worm feeding on biological waste material; plant residues. This compost is an odourless, clean, organic material containing adequate quantities of N, P, K and several micronutrients essential for plant growth. Vermicompost is a preferred nutrient source for organic farming. It is eco-friendly, non-toxic, consumes low energy input for composting and is a recycled biological product. It is safe conversion of waste into a valuable nutrient rich humus fertilizer-Vermicompost. with the above mentioned reasons the department conducted a training in Vermi Compost Units in some of the villages in the state.

Installation of Vermi compost Unit was installed at New Beisumpue Village and Nsenlwa Village of Peren District and Training & Demonstration on Vermi compost Technology was conducted at Ikeisingram Village of Peren District.