A decomposable matter such as farmyard manure, kitchen waste, sewage sludge, farm residues is some of the common materials used.
Rural areas with a predominance of agriculture, suburbs of cities and peri-urban villages are considered ideal locations for setting up of vermicompost units on a larger scale from the viewpoint of availability of raw material (cow dung) and marketing of the produce.
Based on the high-end trend of vermicompost technology it is getting increasingly popular among local entrepreneurs for the reason that it is considered profitable maximizes the yield.
Our aim is to educate the entrepreneur on the various stages of entrepreneurship.
Preparation of beneficial soil used for agri-business is a managed process by letting earthworms digest organic matter and transforming the material into an organic fertilizer is known as vermicomposting.
The vermicompost contains higher percentage (nearly twofold) of both macro and micronutrients than the garden compost.
The product gets matured in a period of 45-60 days depending upon the type of wastes, earthworm population, and environmental factors. Several decomposable organic wastes normally used as composting materials.
Vermicomposting increases the nutrient and water holding capacities of the soil.
Vermicomposting production is a fast growing business and many individuals and entrepreneurs are taking interest in this segment of agriculture based product.
It includes animal excreta, kitchen waste, farm residues, and forest litter etc.
In general, animal dung mostly cow dung and dried chopped crop residues are the key raw materials.