This earthworm cast experiment was carried out at four different sites of Nampong soil series (Ustoxic quartzipsamment) namely dipterocarp forest, tamarind orchard farm, grazing pasture, and sugarcane plantation. The results showed that earthworm casts of the four locations contented different levels of nutrients. The highest nutrient contents were found with Tamarind orchard farm followed by Dipterocarp forest, grazing pasture, and sugarcane plantation, respectively. Data on nutrient contents (NPK, Ca, Mg, and Na) of earthworm casts of each location were much higher than that of their respective soils. Earthworm casts could help to improve soil properties particularly Nampong soil series, which contented low level of soil fertility. This may help to improve crop yield for sustainable agriculture.
T. Chuasavathi , V. Trelo-ges and S. Ruaysoongnern , 2001. Earthworm Casts (Pheretema sp.) Nutrient Contents of Nampong Soil Series (Ustoxic Quartzipsamment) in Northeast Thailand. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 973-976.