A Comparative Study On The Amount Of Nutrients In Vermicompost From Organic Waste Decomposition By Earthworm, Between The Two Species, Eudrilus Eugeniae And Pheretima Peguana
This research investigated a comparative study on the amount of nutrients in vermicompost from organic waste decomposition by earthworm between the two species, Eudrilus eugeniae and Pheretima peguana. The research methodology was a completely randomized design (CRD) with 2 replications, which used watermelon rind as organic matter in organic waste decomposition by those two earthworm species, which used a 1:1 ratio, during the experimental period for 30 days. The result of this study showed that the amount of Magnesium (Mg), Aluminum (Al), Silicon (Si,) Phosphorus (P), Sulfur (S), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Manganese (Mn), Titanium (Ti) and Iron (Fe) in the vermicompost from organic waste decomposition by Eudrilus eugeniae earthworm specie were more than the vermicompost derived from organic waste decomposition by Pheretima peguana earthworm specie, which there was significant difference at P < 0.05, and it was found that the amount of Carbon (C) and Oxygen (O) in the vermicompost from Pheretima peguana earthworm specie, which were 41.34 % and 48.93 %, respectively.
Keywords- Earthworm, Eudrilus Eugeniae, Organic Waste, Pheretima Peguana, Vermicompost.