Scientifc Research on Worm Castings

4 wheeler with compost tea sprayer in garden

Devine Gardens peaches in tree grown with worm castings
How does vermicomposted dairy manure protect plants from disease?_ Poster
Allison L.H. Jack(1), Eric A. Carr(1), Thomas Herlihy(2), Eric B. Nelson(1)
(1)Cornell University Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, (2) RT Solutions

Effects of humic acids from vermicomposts on plant growth
Arancon, Norman Q. et al. “Effects of humic acids from vermicomposts on plant growth.” European Journal of Soil Biology 42 (2006): n. pag.
Devine Gardens strawberries grown with worm castings
Atiyeh, Rola M. et al. “The influence of humic acids derived from earthworm-processed organic wastes on plant growth.” Bioresource technology 84 1 (2002): 7-14 .

Arancon, Norman Q. et al. “Suppression of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), mealy bug (Pseudococcus sp) and aphid (Myzus persicae) populations and damage by vermicomposts.” Crop Protection 26
(2007): 29-39.
Garden fresh green beans grown in Devine Gardens worm castingsDisease-Suppressive Vermicompost Induces a Shift in Germination Mode of Pythium aphanidermatum Zoosporangia Carr, Eric A., and Eric B. Nelson. "Disease-suppressive vermicompost induces a shift in germination mode of Pythium aphanidermatum zoosporangia." Plant Disease 98, no. 3 (2014): 361-367.

Lots of healthy tomatoes grown with worm castingsSeed Germination and Seedling Growth of Tomato and Lettuce as Affected by Vermicompost Water Extracts (Teas) Norman Q. Arancon NQ, Pant A, Radovich T, Hue NV, Potter, JK, Converse C.E. (2012). Seed germination and seedling growth of tomato and lettuce as affected by vermicompost water extracts (teas). HortScience 47: 1722- 1728.

 Vermicompost - A Living Soil Amendment at - a Living Soil Amendment by Allison Jack jpg

I recommend the following book if you're looking for indepth information about all things vermicompost.

Vermiculture technology : earthworms, organic wastes, and environmental management / edited by Clive A. Edwards, Norman Q. Arancon, Rhonda Sherman

Boag, B. (2012). Vermiculture Technology. Earthworms, Organic Wastes and Environmental Management. By C. A. Edwards, N. Q. Aarancon and R. Sherman. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press (2010), pp. 601, £76.99. ISBN 978-1-4398-0987-7. Experimental Agriculture, 48(1), 148-149. doi:10.1017/S0014479711000925