- When first added to soil it quickly provides Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to plants, it then slowly releases these three elements over time
- Provides chitin and enzymes which increase plants resistance to pests
- Shown to increase plant yields (Kagata, H. et al, 2012)
- Shown to be as effective as NPK fertilizers but also improves soil quality and prevents nutrient runoff (Houben, D. et al, 2020)
Top dress with 1 cup per gallon of soil.
Brew 2 tbsp per gallon of water for use in hydroponics foliar spray or liquid fertilizer.
Add to compost piles to improve decomposition rates
Kagata, H., Ohgushi, T. Positive and negative impacts of insect frass quality on soil nitrogen availability and plant growth. Popul Ecol 54, 75–82 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10144-011-0281-6
Houben, D., Daoulas, G., Faucon, MP. et al. Potential use of mealworm frass as a fertilizer: Impact on crop growth and soil properties. Sci Rep 10, 4659 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61765-x