Category: Red Wiggler Worm Compost

Speaker: Norman Q. Arancon, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Hawaii, Hilo Much of today’s talk will build on chapters 9 and 10 of book available at this conference: Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management edited …

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Speaker: Peter Ash, StraightAsh Evironmental Solutions Here are my notes: Peter showed slides of different vermicomposting systems in India. Precomposting was done before adding worms. Cow dung was often composted. Common plant inputs include coconut husks and bamboo leaves. Showed …

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Tom Herlihy, RT Solutions, runs the largest agricultural vermicomposting facility in North America. Here are my takeaways from his talk: Company’s mantra for production: That it be consistent uniform and repeatable. Note: they produce compost as opposed to worms. About …

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Speaker: Dr. Rob Rynk, State University of New York. Here are my notes: Precomposting food before feeding it to worms is often done with force-aerated composted bins. This has also been done for years in the mushroom growing industry. Reasons …

NCSU Vermiculture Conference topic: Pre-composting: 9.5 out of 10 Worms Recommend It Read More »

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Speaker: Ron Alexander of Alexander and Associates. Rhonda introduced him as the nation’s top vermiculture industry marketer. Here are some of the key points of his talk: Keys to marketing in our industry: Create a consistent product that you can …

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Speaker: Dr. John Biernbaum, Michigan State University Dept. of Horticulture where they have a year-round student run organic farm and CSA. Here are notes of things that I learned and took away: John’s done specific work on worm composting in …

NCSU Vermiculture Conference Topic: Earthworm Biology and Environmental Parameters of Importance Read More »

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Have a basic one layer box for a worm bin? There is an easy way to collect the compost — it just takes a bit of patience! You don’t even have to handle the worms (unless you want to of …

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You can mix the worm castings from your bin with water to make a liquid fertilizer. This compost tea is an excellent fertilizer for both outdoor and indoor plants. It can also be sprayed on foliage to ward off insects …

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