Earthworms and soil fertility

  • C. A. Edwards
  • J. R. Lofty

Abstract

The activities of earthworms that have most influence on soil structure are: (1) Ingestion of soil, partial breakdown of organic matter, intimate mixing of these fractions, and ejection of this material as surface or sub-surface casts. (2) Burrowing through the soil and bringing subsoil to the surface.

Keywords

Clay Porosity Formalin Phosphorus Magnesium 

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© C. A. Edwards and J. R. Lofty 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Edwards
    • 1
  • J. R. Lofty
    • 1
  1. 1.Rothamsted Experimental StationHarpendenUK

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