Organic matter:
 Acts as a store-house for  nutrients
 Increases exchange capacity
 of the soil
 Provides energy for  microorganism activity
 Releases carbon dioxide
 Increases water holding  capacity
 Stablisies structure and  improves tilth, infiltration
 and stablises soil
 Increases surface protection  and thus reduces  crusting
 and increases infiltration
 Reduces the effects of  compaction
 Buffers the soil against rapid  changes in acidity, alkalinity  and salinity
 Enriched with  trichoderma,  pseudomonas  and EM  gives protection from  many soil borne  plant  pathogens
 Produce > 25 t of
 humus/ year/ ha
 Carry highly-improved deep  soil layers from various depth  to surface
 Create pipes that offer plant  roots, paths along which to  grow
 Make pipes, which aerate the  soil, thus encouraging aerobic  bacteria to flourish and aid in  speedy decomposition of  organic matter, thereby  avoiding rotting and  acidulation
 Consume plant parasites like  nematodes
 Create millions of tunnels,  which make soil sponge-like,  thus enhancing the water  absorption by the soil
 Conserve fuel and energy
 spent on maintaining good soil  tilth and structure.
 Helps in air circulation within  the soil

If you treat your soil well, it will treat your plants well.

Soil and water are the most critical factors for the quality and quantity of crops. Maintenance of soil fertility for optimum productivity is both a challenge and a responsibility.

The soil is a living system – with particles that make up the soil, and millions of different creatures. These creatures are very important for recycling nutrients. Feeding the soil with manure or compost feeds the whole eco-system of life in the soil, which then turns this material into food for plant growth. This also adds nutrients and organic matter to the soil.

Organic matter such as vermicompost acts as a store-house for nutrients, increasing the exchange capacity of the soil, adding to its water holding capacity and stability, while protecting it from many soil-borne plant pathogens.

Vermicompost, that uses earthworms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost, is considered the best organic matter available in the world today. 

Earth worms, often called the gentle friends of the soil, offer a variety of advantages. Worm pipes offer plant roots new paths for growth. They aid speedy decomposition of organic matter, avoiding rotting and acidulation and conserve the fuel and energy farmers otherwise have to spend on maintaining good soil tilth and structure.

This buffers the soil against rapid changes in acidity, alkalinity and salinity because the humic acid consumed by earthworms is neutralized by the lime released by the lime glands in the worms’ intestine, which assists in the preservation of the base acid balance.

Also, earth worm faeces are significantly richer in nutrients than the raw compost and surrounding soil mainly because of the continuous conversion and break down of bound minerals.

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