VERMI-COMPOSTING POTENTIAL OF TWO ENDEMIC EARTHWORM SPECIES AMYNTHAS GRACILIS AND OCTOLASION CYANEUM OF KUMAUN HIMALAYAS COMPARED TOEISENIA FETIDA(AN EXOTIC SPECIES)

Neha Rajwar, Satpal Singh Bisht and Vinay Singh Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, Uttarakhand, India [Email: rajwar.neha@gmail.com]Received: 06-07-2018 Revised: 18-07-2018 Accepted: 09-10-2018 AbstractHill agriculture ensures the sustainability of life at high altitude areas in Kumaun Himalayas. The cultivators by default depend on¬†organic farming solely, as there is no or low practice of using inorganic fertilizers and pesticides responsible for loss of soil fertility.¬†The leaves of common oak tree Quercus leucotrichophora are rich in nutrients which can be released from Read More …