In this study we evaluated CO2 emissions during composting of green wastes with clay and/or biochar in the presence and absence of worms (species of the genus Eisenia), as well as the effect of those amendments on carbon mineralization after application to soil.

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Recolonisation of soil by macrofauna (especially ants, termites and earthworms) in rehabilitated open-cut mine sites is inevitable and, in terms of habitat restoration and function, typically of great value. In these highly disturbed landscapes, soil invertebrates play a major role in soil development (macropore configuration, nutrient cycling, bioturbation, etc.) and can influence hydrological processes such as infiltration, seepage, runoff generation and soil erosion.

Not just on the honeybees, chemicals in pesticides have severe effect on other pollinators and natural pest controllers such as parasitic wasps, ladybugs, earthworms and many more

“We can make a breakthrough in the field of regeneration of organs”

Increase in the human population, indiscriminate growth of cities, industrialization and agricultural practices have led
to an increased accumulation of waste materials. As nature is unable to degrade the huge quantity of wastes in a short period of time, these materials can act as a secondary host of diseases and pests. All these problems forced us to revive the old traditional techniques of compost production and organic farming, which are nature’s ways for the renewal of life.

One of the ways in which farmers can protect their soils is through the use of mulch. When the soil is covered with a
thick layer of organic matter, it is protected from extreme rainfall, winds or drought. Mulch also serves as a home for
insects, helping attract many species which significantly improve soil texture and soil fertility.

Pointing to the rich biodiversity of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, a team of researchers from the city has identified a new species of earthworm.

Jaya Manazhy and Aja Manazhy, senior research scholars in the Department of Zoology, Mar Ivanios College, under the guidance of K. Vijayakumaran Nair, identified the species from samples collected from Port Blair by CSIR Emeritus scientist Oommen V. Oommen and Assistant Professor K. Ramachandran.

Both earthworms and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are important ecosystem engineers co-occurring in temperate grasslands. However, their combined impacts during grassland establishment are poorly understood and have never been studied. We used large mesocosms to study the effects of different functional groups of earthworms (i.e., vertically burrowing anecics vs.

London: British scientists claim to have successfully sent worms on a mission to space to test how they deal with the travel as well as to understand how humans could respond to the rigours of inte

Organic farming is gaining wide attention among farmers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and agricultural scientists because it minimizes dependence on chemical inputs like fetilizers, pesticides and other agro-chemicals and safeguards and improves the quality of resources and the environment.