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The effects of direct drilling and minimal cultivation on earthworm populations
(British Ecological Society, 1982)
This study assessed earthworm populations under continuous cereal crops that were deep ploughed, chisel ploughed, or direct drilled. There were much larger populations of deep burrowing earthworm populations in the direct ...
No-till can increase earthworm populations and rooting depths
(Soil and Water Conservation Society, 2011)
This article describes the benefits of no-till farming in terms of water retention, soil protection, and the promotion of some earthworm populations. By practicing no-till farming, plant residues remain on the surface, ...
Earthworm populations and growth rates related to long-term crop residue and tillage management
This study evaluates the effects on earthworm populations of three tillage systems (moldboard plow/disk harrow (CT), chisel plow or disk harrow (RT) and no tillage (NT)) with high or low crop residue input levels. In the ...
Earthworm populations and species distributions under no-till and conventional tillage in Indiana and Illinois
This study compares the effects of no-tillage and conventional tillage on earthworm populations and species distributions across a variety of soil types.
Earthworm populations as affected by long-term tillage practices in southern Alberta, Canada
This study compared earthworm populations of a dryland wheat-fallow rotation after 25 years of zero tillage or conventional tillage. Significantly more earthworms were found in the zero tillage treatments, leading the ...
Earthworms promote the reduction of Fusarium biomass and deoxynivalenol content in wheat straw under field conditions
(Elsevier B.V., 2011)
Earthworms provide numerous ecosystem services within the context of Conservation Agriculture. Two species of earthworms, Lumbricus terrestris and Aporrectodea caliginosa, were field-tested to determine their impacts on ...