is the fastest and effective way of recycling of organic
waste with the help of earchworms for the production
of vermicompost. A huge quantity of distillation waste
and other agrowaste is generated at farm which is either
burnt or rots in the field.
has been found that composting period is reduced
in case distillation waste is used as substrate by
atleast 20 - 35 days than vermicomposting of conventional
wastes like wheat or rice straw, vegetable waste
etc. Use of distillation waste primarily saves the
predecomposition period required in the conventional
wastes as the herbage after passing through high
steam pressure during distillation completely breaks
down facilitating the faster composing process.
vermicompost produced from the distillation wste
has been found to contain higher contents of N, P,
and K than the compost produced from conventional
wastes. A quick comparison of compost from distillation
waste with staple waste indicated 50 - 65% advantage
for these nutrients. It is estimated that about 3
tons of good quality compost can be produced from
10 tons of fresh distillation waste.