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Vermicast Application: Maize
2 October 2014
Vermicast Application: Maize

Vermicast has huge potential benefits to crop and pasture, increasing productivity while also reducing the load of mineral fertilisers. MyNOKE organic vermicast is different from other composts, stimulating root growth and crop production while increasing Farmer’s top yearly yields.

Farmers have experienced significant increases in their top yearly yields thanks to MyNOKE organic vermicompost. Unlike traditional organic matter, MyNOKE vermicast is organic humus – matter has already been processed which contains all the nutrients needed in an available state. There are many benefits to applying vermicast humus over other organic fertilisers. Mature humus contains readily available nutrients, a diverse range of important bacteria and fungi. In other applications, unprocessed organic matter has to be broken down in order for their nutrients to become available in the soil – a lengthy process. This process usually takes up to five years in your soil but only just over 12 months in our MyNOKE vermicomposting systems. This is why vermicast has such a high nutrient exchange and water storage capacity, which is you to grow a top crop.

More importantly, vermicast contains plant growth promoters – auxins and gibberellins. These promoters are vital plant hormones that stimulate root production, increasing the uptake of water and nutrients by the plant. This allows plants to grow faster, with a better established root system. These factors contribute significantly to increasing the overall crop yield. Farmers have reported a significant increase in top yields for their crops, especially for recently converted land – helping develop a strong root system and soil profile.