Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 38 issue 4 (december 2019) : 355-358

Tea Dust Powder into Valuable Organic Fertilizer Using Eudrilus euginae

C.A. Annapoorani, M. Sindhu
1Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641 043, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite article:- Annapoorani C.A., Sindhu M. (2019). Tea Dust Powder into Valuable Organic Fertilizer Using Eudrilus euginae. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 38(4): 355-358. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1488.
Wastes are the very big query of this century and its disposal is to be ecofriendly. As a result there is a magic called vermicomposting in which without troubling the environment, using tea dust powder and observes different reproductive stages of the worms, cocoons and cast potential for sprouting. The nature and texture of control and pre-decompost mixture with tea dust powder and cow dung mixture were partially composted with 60 days and fully composted after 90 days. The yield has high nutrient worm casts and also observed cocoons and young ones. Vermi casts are enriched nutrient supplement to germination of cow pea seeds. This increases the plant growth parameters and enhanced the plant growth. Adult earthworm of Eudrilus euginae worked with the tea dust powder and produced casts gave the macronutrients and was utilized in seeds germination.
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