Plants Response to the Application of Vermicompost: A Review

Bewuket Gashaw


Organic fertilizer has long been recognized in agriculture for maintaining soil fertility and used for maximizing plant growth and yield of plants. Vermicompost: organic fertilizer is now becoming an interesting approach and proven to be effective means of improving soil structure, enhancing soil fertility and increase crop yield. Plants growth is highly stimulated by vermicompost; because it contains the nutrients and other essential nutrients like phosphorus and potassium.Vermicompost can increase growth, flowering and yields of vegetable and ornamental crops, even in a small rate. The effects of vermicompost on plants are not solely attributed to the quality of mineral nutrition is provided but also to its other growth regulating components such as plant growth hormones and humic acids.

Keywords: Vermicompost, soil fertility, plant growth

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-3-06

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