BIOCONTROL AGENTVERMI CULTURE
Vermi Culture means worm farming or management of worms.It is the utilization of some species of earthworms such as Eisenia fetida(commonly known as red wiggler) to make vermicompost, which is a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer and soil conditioner. It can be used to convert animal waste, food scraps and other dead organic matter into a nutrient rich fertilizer. Vermiculture uses worms to break down organic matter into compost. Earthworms aerate and fertilize the soil, breaking down organic waste into plant-available forms, improving the soil structure and nutrient and water-holding capacity of soil. They specialize in removing dead organic material from the surface of the land, greatly enriching it in the process and then carry the improved reside deep underground, right down amongst the roots of plants where it is most needed.Worm casts are also high in nutrients and increase the amount and accessibility of nutrients to the soil, the water holding content of the soil, and the amount of beneficial microorganisms in the soil.