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Earthworm production in cattle dung vermicomposting system under different stocking density loads.

Authors
  • Suthar, Surindra
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
748–755
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-011-0606-1
PMID: 21927841
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results thus suggested the direct relationship between earthworm performance and stocking density load in vermicomposting system. P. excavatus showed the maximum individual biomass production in low-stocking density trials, while cocoon production rate was better in vermibeds with high-density trials. The statistical interrelationships between stocking density load and individual growth parameters of inoculated earthworms were also tested. The statistical interpretation also suggested the impact of stocking density load on earthworm growth and reproduction parameters in vermicomposting system, although further detailed studies are required to measure the earthworm growth behavior under the maximum carrying capacity load of a vermibed.

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