1- Adediran, J.A., Taiwo, L.B., Akande, M.O., Sobulo, R.A., and Idowu, O.J. 2004. Application of organic and inorganic fertilizer for sustainable maize and cowpea yields in Nigeria. Journal of Plant Nutrition 27: 1163-1181.
2- Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P., Welch, C., and Metzeger, J.D. 2004. Influences of vermicomposts on field strawberries: 1.Effects on growth and yields. Bioresource Technology 93: 145-153
3- Arancon, N., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P., Welch, C., and Metzger, J.D. 2004. Symbiotic microorganisms, a key for ecological success and protection of plants. Plant Biology and Pathology 327(7): 639-648.
4- Azeez. J.O., A.B. Van Averbeke, W., and Okorogbona, A.O.M. 2010. Differential responses in yield of pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima L.) and nightshade (Solanum retroflexum Dun.) to the application of three animal manures. Bioresource Technology 101: 2499–2505
5- Azizi, M., Rezwanee, F., Hassanzadeh Khayat, M., Lackzian, A., and Neamati, H. 2008. The effect of different levels of vermicompost and irrigation on morphological properties and essential oil content of german chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla L.) C.V. Goral. Iranian Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 24(1): 82-93. (In Persian with English Summary)
6- Bachman, G.R., and Metzger, J.D. 2008. Growth of bedding plants in commercial potting substrate amended with vermicompost. Bioresource Technology 99: 3155–3161.
7- Bachman, G.R., and Metzeger, J. D. 1998. The use of vermicompost as a media amendment. Pedo Biologia 32: 419-423.
8- Daneshian, A., Gurbuz, B., Cosge, B., and Ipek, A. 2009. Chemical components of essential oils from Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) grown a different nitrogen levels. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences 3(3): 08-12.
9- Delate, K. 2000. Heenah mahyah student from herb trail. Leopold center for sustainable agriculture. Annual Reports, Jowa State University. Ames, IA
10- Fallahi, J. 2009. Effects of biofertilizers and chemical fertilizers on quantity and quality characterize of Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla L.) as a medicinal plant. M.Sci. Thesis Fac. Agric .Ferdowsi Universuty of Mashhad, Iran. (In Persian with English Summary)
11- Ghost, B.C., and Bhat, R. 1998. Environmental hazards of nitrogen loading in wetland rice fields. Environment and Pollution 102: 123– 126.
12- Gunadi, B., Edwards, C.A., and Blount, C. 2002. The influence of different moisture levels on the growth, fecundity and survival of Eisenia foetida (savigny) in cattle and pig manure solids. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 19-24.
13- Jahan, M., and Koocheki, A. 2004. Effect of organic production of german chamomile (Maricaria chamomilla L.) on its chemical composition. Pajouhesh & Sazandegi 61: 87-95. (In Persian with English Summary)
14- Kandeel, A.M., Naglaa, S.A.T., and Sadek, A.A. 2002. Effect of biofertilizers on the growth, volatile oil yield and chemical composition of Ocimum basilicum L. plant. Annual Agricultural Science Cairo 1: 351–371. (In Arabic with English Summary)
15- Kapkiyai, J.J., Karanja, N.K., Qureshi, J.N., Smithson, P.C., and Woomer, P.L. 1999. Soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics in a Kenyan nitisol under long-term fertilizer and organic input management. Soil Biol.ogy and Biochemistry 31:1773–1782.
16- Kaur, T., Brar, B.S., and Dhillon, N.S. 2008. Soil organic matter dynamics as affected by long term use of organic and inorganic fertilizers under maize – wheat cropping system. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 81: 59–69.
17- Khalid. A. Kh, Hendawy, S.F., and El-Gezawy, E. 2006. Ocimum basilicum L. Production under Organic Farming. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 2(1): 25-32.
18- Kolata, E., Beresniiewicz, A., Krezel, J., Nowosielshi, L., and Slow, O. 1992. Slow release fertlizers on organic carriers as the source of N for vegetable crops production in the open field. Acta- Horticaulhtre 339: 241-249.
19- Maerere, A.P., Kimbi, G.G., and Nonga, D.L.M. 2001. Comparative effectiveness of animal manures on soil chemical properties, yield and root growth of amaranthus (Amaranthus cruentus L). African Journal of Food Science and Technology 1(4): 14–21.
20- Marrotti, M., Piccaglia, R., and Giovanelli, E. 1996. Differences in essential oil composition of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) Italian cultivars related to morphological characteristics. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 44: 3926-3929.
21- Mhlontlo, S., Muchaonyerwa, P., and Mnkeni, P.N.S. 2007. Effects of sheep kraal manure on growth, dry matter yield and leaf nutrient composition of a local amaranthus accession in the central region of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Water SA, 33(3): 363–368.
22- Moradi, R. 2009. The effect of application of organic and biological fertilizers on yield, yield components and essential oil of (Foeniculum vulgare Mill) Fennel. M.Sc. Thesis. Fac. Agric. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. (In Persian with English Summary)
23- Mosaddghi, M.R., Hajabbasi, M.A., Hemmat, A, and Afyni, M. 2000. Soil compactibility as affect by soil moisture content and farmyard manure in central Iran. Soil Tillage Research 55: 87-97.
24- Murty, M.G., and Ladha, J.K. 1988. Influence of Azospirillum inoculation on the mineral uptake and growth of rice under hydroponic conditions. Plant and Soil 108: 281–285.
25- Neeson, R. 2004. Organic Orocessing Tomato Production. Agfact H8. 3.6, First edition.
26- Omidbaigi, R. 1997. Approaches to Production and Processing of Medicinal Plants. Vol two. Tarrahan e Nashr Publication. Tehran, Iran. (In Persian).
27- Prakash V. 1990. Leafy spices. CRC Press, 114P.
28- Renato, Y., Ferreira, M.E., Cruz, M.C., and Barbosa, J.C. 2003. Organic matter fractions and soil fertility under influence of liming, vermicopmpost and cattle manure. Bioresource Technology 60: 59-63
29- Robin, A., Szmidt, R.A.K., and Dickson, W. 2001. Use of Compost in Agriculture, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Remade Scotland. Pp, 324- 336.
30- Saeidnejad, A.H. 2009. Evaluation the effect of organic fertilizers, biofertilizers and chemical fertilizer on morphological properties, yield, yield components and qualitative properties of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). MSc Thesis Faculty of Agriculture Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. (In Persian with English Summary)
31- Scott, M. A. 1988. The use of worm -digested animal wastes as a supplement to peat in leas composts for hardy nursery stocks. pp. 221-229. In: Edwards, C.A., and Neuhayser, E. (eds.) Earthworm in Waste and Environmental Management. SPB Academic Press, Netherlands.
32- Sifola, M.I., and Barbieri, G. 2006. Growth, yield and essential oil content of three cultivars of basil grown under different levels of nitrogen in the field. Scientia Horticulturae 108: 408–413.
33- Simon, J.E, and Quinn, J., Murray, R.G. 1990. Basil: A Source of Essential Oils. In: Janick J and Simon JE (Eds). Advances in New Crops. Timber Press. Portland, Oregon, pp, 484-489.
34- Tomati, U., Grappelli, A., and Galli, E. 1988. The hormone - like effect of earth worm casts on plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils 5: 288- 294.
35- Vildova, A., Stolcova, M., Kloucek, and Orsak, P.M. 2006. Quality Characterization of Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) in Organic and Traditional Agricultures. International Symposium on Chamomile Research, Development and Production. Presov, pp. 81-82.
36- Yazdani, R. 2009. Investigating the effects of seed priming using Azotobacter, manure, organic and chemical fertilizer on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum). MSc Thesis Fac. Agric. Ferdowsi Univ. of Mashhad, Iran. (In Persian with English Summary)
37- Zamanian, M. 2003. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of alfalfa cultivars forage yield in different cuts. Journal of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources 10(1): 73-82.