• พิชญ์ ตั้งสมบัติวิจิตร Department of Science (Biology) Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Pranakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000
  • อุทาน บูรณศักดิ์ศรี Department of Computer Science Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Pranakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000


Biological technology, Vermicomposting, Organic wastes, Nature-friendly


In Thailand, vermicomposting is an innovative sustainable technology for organic and agricultural waste treatment which is a natural process of quick recycling of organic material into nutrient rich compost using earthworms such as Eudrilus eugeniae under aerobic condition. It is an eco-friendly non-toxic product, low cost, less mechanized, easy operation and uses low energy input during processing etc. This process adopted for improvement of soil damage in the developed countries have sparse chances of success. Thus, it has become imperative to resort to simpler alternative technologies. The vermicompost from various organic wastes was evaluated to find out the best organic raw material for quality vermicompost production enhanced high essential nutrients for plants, good microorganisms grow for plant growth hormones and soil management. Also, vermicompost process benefits organic and agricultural wastes management for smart farmer and agricultural safety and health in Thailand.


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