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Tillage damaging earthworm populations, critical for healthy soil

May 23, 2017
By University College Dublin

The digging, stirring and overturning of soil by conventional plowing in tillage farming is severely damaging earthworm populations around the world, say scientists.

The findings published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology show a systematic decline in earthworm populations in soils that are ploughed every year. The deeper the soil is disturbed the more harmful it is for the earthworms.| READ MORE


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