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The Resource The worm farmer's handbook : mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions, Rhonda Sherman

The worm farmer's handbook : mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions, Rhonda Sherman

Label
The worm farmer's handbook : mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions
Title
The worm farmer's handbook
Title remainder
mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions
Statement of responsibility
Rhonda Sherman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management. Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off-farm inputs. Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention. Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks. Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials. The Worm Farmer's Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid- to large-scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper. Vermicomposting expert Rhonda Sherman shares what she has learned over twenty-five years working with commercial worm growers and researchers around the world. Her profiles of successful worm growers across the United States and from New Zealand to the Middle East and Europe describe their proven methods and systems
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Rhonda L
Dewey number
639/.75
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF597.E3
LC item number
S45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF597.E3
NAL item number
S45 2018
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthworm culture
  • Vermicomposting
Target audience
adult
Label
The worm farmer's handbook : mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions, Rhonda Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Markets for Vermicast
  • Earthworm-Related Commerce
  • 2
  • How Vermicast Benefits Soils and Plants
  • p. 27
  • What Is Vermicast?
  • Vermicast Versus Compost
  • Characteristics of Vermicast
  • Vermicast Effects on Soils
  • Vermicast Effects on Plant Growth
  • 1
  • Arthropod Pest Control
  • Plant Pathogen (Disease) Control
  • Plant Parasitic Nematode Control
  • 3
  • Key Things to Know About Earthworms
  • p. 41
  • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
  • Amazing Earthworm Facts
  • Ecological Groups and Species
  • Earthworm Reproduction
  • Why Venture into Vermicomposting?
  • Earthworm Needs for Vermicomposting
  • 4
  • Planning for Success
  • p. 53
  • Check State and Local Regulations
  • Prepare a Business Plan
  • Develop a Marketing Plan
  • Education as a Component of Marketing
  • Create a Promotional Plan
  • What to Avoid: Why Operations Fail
  • p. 7
  • 5
  • Designing Your Vermicomposting Setup
  • p. 75
  • Parameters for Choosing a System
  • Space Requirements
  • Types of Vermi-Systems
  • Covering the Bed
  • Accessing the Worm Bed
  • 6
  • Vermicomposting Basics
  • Vermicomposting, Vermicast, and Compost
  • p. 93
  • Bedding Options and Preparation
  • Adding Earthworms to Your Vermi-System
  • Utility Needs
  • Safety
  • 7
  • Earthworm Feeds and Feeding Methods
  • p. 109
  • Feedstock Options
  • Developing a Feedstock Recipe
  • Vermiculture Versus Vermicomposting
  • Processing Feedstocks
  • Testing New Feedstocks
  • Worm Feed Characteristics
  • Pre-Composting Feedstocks
  • Feeding Schedule
  • Applying Feedstocks to the Bed
  • 8
  • Monitoring Your Worm Bed Environment
  • p. 133
  • Daily Inspection
  • A Bit of Vermicomposting History
  • Moisture Control
  • Temperature Control
  • Earthworm Predators or Annoyances
  • Troubleshooting Worm Bed Conditions
  • Recording Observations
  • 9
  • Harvesting and Post-Harvest Practices
  • p. 151
  • Manual Earthworm Removal
  • Vermicast Harvesting
  • Who Is Vermicomposting Today?
  • Packaging and Shipping Earthworms
  • Vermicast: Quality, Stability, and Maturity of Product
  • Product Labeling
  • Tea or Aqueous Extracts
  • 10
  • Vermicomposting Operations Around the World
  • p. 175
  • Markets for Earthworms
Control code
on1031343027
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781603587792
Lccn
2018028054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
639.75 SH56 ; XX-N ; [A18BP120, #57, 4@29.95, wjm/ ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1031343027
  • (OCoLC)1031343027
Label
The worm farmer's handbook : mid-to large-scale vermicomposting for farms, businesses, municipalities, schools, and Institutions, Rhonda Sherman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Markets for Vermicast
  • Earthworm-Related Commerce
  • 2
  • How Vermicast Benefits Soils and Plants
  • p. 27
  • What Is Vermicast?
  • Vermicast Versus Compost
  • Characteristics of Vermicast
  • Vermicast Effects on Soils
  • Vermicast Effects on Plant Growth
  • 1
  • Arthropod Pest Control
  • Plant Pathogen (Disease) Control
  • Plant Parasitic Nematode Control
  • 3
  • Key Things to Know About Earthworms
  • p. 41
  • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
  • Amazing Earthworm Facts
  • Ecological Groups and Species
  • Earthworm Reproduction
  • Why Venture into Vermicomposting?
  • Earthworm Needs for Vermicomposting
  • 4
  • Planning for Success
  • p. 53
  • Check State and Local Regulations
  • Prepare a Business Plan
  • Develop a Marketing Plan
  • Education as a Component of Marketing
  • Create a Promotional Plan
  • What to Avoid: Why Operations Fail
  • p. 7
  • 5
  • Designing Your Vermicomposting Setup
  • p. 75
  • Parameters for Choosing a System
  • Space Requirements
  • Types of Vermi-Systems
  • Covering the Bed
  • Accessing the Worm Bed
  • 6
  • Vermicomposting Basics
  • Vermicomposting, Vermicast, and Compost
  • p. 93
  • Bedding Options and Preparation
  • Adding Earthworms to Your Vermi-System
  • Utility Needs
  • Safety
  • 7
  • Earthworm Feeds and Feeding Methods
  • p. 109
  • Feedstock Options
  • Developing a Feedstock Recipe
  • Vermiculture Versus Vermicomposting
  • Processing Feedstocks
  • Testing New Feedstocks
  • Worm Feed Characteristics
  • Pre-Composting Feedstocks
  • Feeding Schedule
  • Applying Feedstocks to the Bed
  • 8
  • Monitoring Your Worm Bed Environment
  • p. 133
  • Daily Inspection
  • A Bit of Vermicomposting History
  • Moisture Control
  • Temperature Control
  • Earthworm Predators or Annoyances
  • Troubleshooting Worm Bed Conditions
  • Recording Observations
  • 9
  • Harvesting and Post-Harvest Practices
  • p. 151
  • Manual Earthworm Removal
  • Vermicast Harvesting
  • Who Is Vermicomposting Today?
  • Packaging and Shipping Earthworms
  • Vermicast: Quality, Stability, and Maturity of Product
  • Product Labeling
  • Tea or Aqueous Extracts
  • 10
  • Vermicomposting Operations Around the World
  • p. 175
  • Markets for Earthworms
Control code
on1031343027
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781603587792
Lccn
2018028054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
639.75 SH56 ; XX-N ; [A18BP120, #57, 4@29.95, wjm/ ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1031343027
  • (OCoLC)1031343027

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