Hello, my name is Annie and I am the current tropical lowlands intern at ECHO Global Farm in Florida. At the farm we are using a deep litter system for the pigs and it is working well. We recently emptied it out after about a year and I noticed that there was still un-decomposed organic matter throughout the compost. I was curious if anyone has tried adding worms to the system to further break down the organic matter?
Some questions I have are:
- The compost was tested and it has a pH of around 9. Can worms survive in those conditions?
- Will the pigs just dig up and eat all the worms?
- Is there a worm species that might be preferable for going deeper within the compost, rather than staying closer to the surface like red wrigglers tend to do?