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 …

IMPACTS OF SUPER PHOSPHATE, DAP, NPK AND COMPOST ON THE CAUDAL REGENERATION OF THE EARTHWORM

IMPACTS OF SUPER PHOSPHATE, DAP, NPK AND COMPOST ON THE CAUDAL REGENERATION OF THE EARTHWORM, EISENIA FOETIDA A.S. Wakale, D.Y. Rajole and S. G. Kulkarni Department of Zoology, Adarsh Mahavidyalaya, Omerga- 413606, Distt. Osmanabad Abstract: The earthworms exposed for 30 days to sub lethal concentrations of Super Phosphate, DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate), NPK (12:32:16) and Compost. This method is used for examining caudal regeneration. Stimulation of regeneration in earthworms by brain hormone is well documented. It was found that these chemical Read More …