The French vermiculture
Vermiculture consists of the breeding, under controlled conditions, of worms. It is a state-of-the-art biotechnology that transforms, and values organic matter, such as manure into a high quality organic fertilizer containing phytohormones favorable to the growth of plants: the vermicompost.The red worm used generally is Eisenia fetida , a variety that combines many advantages: - High adaptability to temperate climates - Very fast growth and reproduction cycle - Absence of sanitary problems.Worms raised for commercial purposes are generally of the epigean type. Eisenia foetida is far from being the only worm, but it is the one most often used for composting purposes. It is resistant to a wide range of temperatures (from 0 C to 35 C) and can even survive for some time in frozen organic matter (provided it can continue to feed). Cocoons (eggs) have been shown to remain viable after being frozen for several weeks. It supports, in addition, handling and difficult conditions. Even more important: This compost worm has the ability to reproduce very quickly.
Composition of the vermicompost
Composition of vermicompost- rhizospheric micro-organisms more than 50 types of bacteria- 9 beneficial fungi- organic matter content: 50% - content of live micro-organisms: 3,400,000 per gram- numerous trace elements: Magnesium, Sodium, Iron, Boron , Molybdenum, Copper, Manganese, Cobalt, Selenium, Zinc