Scientifc Research on 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

Arancon, Norman Q. et al. “Effects of humic acids from vermicomposts on plant growth.” European Journal of Soil Biology 42 (2006): n. pag.

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.

 Vermicompost - A Living Soil Amendment at

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