The Vermicompost preparation at ARIMIET Campus, Shahapur, Thane is done at site by using Plant waste, Cattle dung , food waste along with Eisenia Fetida. As the production of decomposable Organic Matter will take a span of 60-75 days. The vermicomposting process was started in the month of March, it will be completed by May. In this study, we will analyse the compost of 0th day and after 30 days for the parameters like pH , Total Nitrogen (TN), Phosphorus (Ph), Potassium (P), and Carbon: Nitrogen ratio (C:N). For many years , earthworms like Eisenia Fetida have been used for organic waste degradation. The Degradation process enhances when cattle dung is added to biodegradable waste like food waste and plant waste in the presence of good amounts of Moisture content and under aerobic conditions. We are expecting an excellent quality of compost and also a good amount of quantity of the same. This compost will be used for the Bamboo Plantation Process in the campus.The preliminary experimental study shows a good amount of nutrients quality as determined. The nutritional values of the compost after 30 days were pH = 7.5, TN=0.5, Ph=1.3, P=0.3 and C:N=27 respectively. The values will be monitored for subsequent change till 60-75 days of degradation. The population of Earthworms is also observed during the experimental study.
Biodegradation; Compost; Decomposers; Eisenia Fetida; Organic wastes; Vermicomposting
Prachi Suyog Bhalerao , Maheswararao R "Preparation of Compost with Plant Waste, Cow Dung and Food Waste by Using Mass Culture as Eisenia fetida in ARMIET Campus, Shahapur, Thane" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 12 2022 Page 73-76
Prachi Suyog Bhalerao , Maheswararao R "Preparation of Compost with Plant Waste, Cow Dung and Food Waste by Using Mass Culture as Eisenia fetida in ARMIET Campus, Shahapur, Thane" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(12)