The increasing cost of chemical fertilizers with the reduction of yield potential of soil and nutritional value of food due to chemical fertilizing practices has lead to an in depth search for an economically and environmentally friendly alternative.The main criteria for fertilizer identification and screening include the following:
 
  • Ecological sustainability and yield potential
  • Nutritional value of crops produced with fertilizer
  • Production costs and industrial viability
  • Value added potential
 
Vermicast or Vermicompost was identified as the best alternative in regards to industrial and economical viability. It also proved itself as natures 'wonder product' to restore soil health and nutritional value in food.
 
 
Vermicast (and its associated by-products such as Liquid Vermicast or Vermitea ) is the product of the process of Vermicasting or Vermicomposting. This is the processing of organic wastes through earthworms. This is a natural, odourless, aerobic process, much different from traditional composting. Earthworms ingest waste them excrete casts - dark, odourless, nutrient- and organically rich, soil mud granules that make an excellent soil conditioner. Earthworm casts are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer.
 
Pathogen levels are also far lower in Vermicast compared to traditional composts.This is so because earthworms consume fungi, and aerobic bacteria do not survive low oxygen levels in the earthworms gut. Low pathogen levels are also due to the fact that vermicasting does not build up heat, which allows disease suppressing organisms to survive the vermicasting process and outcompete pathogens.
 
 
 
 
"there can be no quarrel between ourselves and nature more than there can be between a man's head and his feet...We have invented or imagined a fight between ourselves and nature; so of course the whole of nature, which includes ourselves as well as the soil, suffers...We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It is now for us to try the way of love..."- Northbourne.1940
 
 
 
 

 
The increasing cost of chemical fertilizers with the reduction of yield potential of soil and nutritional value of food due to chemical fertilizing practices has lead to an in depth search for an economically and environmentally friendly alternative.The main criteria for fertilizer identification and screening include the following:
 
  • Ecological sustainability and yield potential
  • Nutritional value of crops produced with fertilizer
  • Production costs and industrial viability
  • Value added potential
 
Vermicast or Vermicompost was identified as the best alternative in regards to industrial and economical viability. It also proved itself as natures 'wonder product' to restore soil health and nutritional value in food.
 
 
Vermicast (and its associated by-products such as Liquid Vermicast or Vermitea ) is the product of the process of Vermicasting or Vermicomposting. This is the processing of organic wastes through earthworms. This is a natural, odourless, aerobic process, much different from traditional composting. Earthworms ingest waste them excrete casts - dark, odourless, nutrient- and organically rich, soil mud granules that make an excellent soil conditioner. Earthworm casts are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer.
 
Pathogen levels are also far lower in Vermicast compared to traditional composts.This is so because earthworms consume fungi, and aerobic bacteria do not survive low oxygen levels in the earthworms gut. Low pathogen levels are also due to the fact that vermicasting does not build up heat, which allows disease suppressing organisms to survive the vermicasting process and outcompete pathogens.

 
 

 
 

"there can be no quarrel between ourselves and nature more than there can be between a man's head and his feet...We have invented or imagined a fight between ourselves and nature; so of course the whole of nature, which includes ourselves as well as the soil, suffers...We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It is now for us to try the way of love..."- Northbourne.1940