A Training Programme on production of vermicompost (worm manure) was conducted on
3rd May 2023 by Mr Rasika Rukshan ( one of the very experienced farmers in Hiyare who has
achieved a remarkable success in producing vermicompost). This programme was conducted
at a model farm belonging to Mr Kalinga at Kanampitiya . A total of 40 Members of Arunalu
Agrcultural Society, farmers in and around Kanampitiya participated at this programme
organized by Caritas SED Galle.
Worm castings are an organic fertilizer made by earthworms. Worm castings manure, also known as vermicast, is simply earthworm excrement, often known as worm poo. As these creatures consume compost, their waste acts as an excellent soil enricher.
Worm castings are considered by many in horticulture to be one of the best soil amendments available. The nutrient content of castings is depends on the material fed to the worms–and worms commonly feed on highly nutritious materials, such as food waste and manures. It provides a variety nutrients helpful to promote plant growth and in a form readily available for plant uptake. The biology of the worm’s gut facilitates the growth of fungus and bacteria that are beneficial to plant growth. In addition, many chemical compounds are found in castings that are thought to promote plant growth.