Composition & Function
Worm Cast Fertilizer
| rich in humus, which improves soil aggregation |
Digestive process in worms makes the nutrients in their castings more readily available to plants.
Increase drought resistance.
|Contain of most micro nutrients : baron, calcium, copper, chlorine, magnesium, molybdenum, iron, zinc||Non unless added|
|Balanced and enhance the soil pH|| Disrupt the soil pH, over application can render the soil very low or high pH |
| High in Organic Matters with lots of nutrient and moisture-holding capacity. |
Foster growth of soil organisms, and promote healthier plant roots development.
|Do not have sufficient organic matters that is essential for plant growth.|
Moisture Absorption Capabilities
| Absorbs about 90% its own weight and helps soil retain moisture for plant use. |
| Decrease soil moisture due to stiffening the soil. |
Effect of compacting affected the level of moisture absorption and retention in the soil.
Effects on soil
|Allowing the soil to absorb and retain moisture by balancing, aeration and rejuvenates the soil.||The chemical fertilizers do not build soil and can build up to toxic proportions after continued use.|
|Beneficial Microbes are in abundance contributing good aerated fertile soil||Decrease or eliminate Beneficial Bacterial growth.|
Nutrient Absorption Abilities
|Enhance plant moisture uptake including absorption of nutrients and micro nutrients||Fertilizer has to be applied very frequently since soil does not allow water absorption hence does not release nutrients to the plants.|