Effects of Vermicompost produced from cattle manure, food waste on the growth and yield of peppers in the field.

Norman Q. Arancon a, Clive A. Edwards a, Peter Bierman b, James D. Metzger c, Chad Lucht d

 a Soil Ecology Laboratory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43201 USA

b 809 S. Chugach, suite 2 Plamer, AK 99645, USA

c Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State Uneversity, Columbus, OH 43201 USA

d SWCD, 831 College Ave suite B Lancaster, OH 43130, USA

The increase growth and yields of peppers in the field confirm our greenhouse experiment on the positive effects of Vermicomposting and traditional compost on the plant growth and yield. Increased growth and yield of peppers in the field were attributable to a number of positive effects of applications of Vermicompost in field soils.