Earthworms – Architects of fertile soils

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Their significance and recommendations for their promotion in agriculture.

Forfattere:

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland, and TILMAN-ORG Consortium

År:

2014

Today, much is known about the general taxo- nomy and biology of earthworms, whereas relatively little is known about their impact on soils, their interactions with other soil organ- isms and the influence of farming practices on their populations.

This guide gives a brief overview of the biolo- gy, ecology and the multiple services of earth- worms to farmers and provides recommenda- tions for the promotion of these extraordinary creatures in agricultural soils.

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