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Earthworms: architects of fertile soils

{Tool} Earthworms: architects of fertile soils. Creator(s): Pfiffner, Lukas. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Technical guide. (2014)

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Summary

This guide summarises the knowledge on earthworms. It gives an overview of the biology, ecology and the multiple services of earthworms to agriculture, and provides recommendations for the promotion of these extraordinary organisms in agricultural soils.


Summary translation

Dieser Leitfaden fasst das Wissen über Regenwürmer zusammen. Er gibt einen Überblick über die Biologie, Ökologie und die vielfältigen Leistungen der Regenwürmer für die Landwirtschaft und enthält Empfehlungen für die Förderung dieser außergewöhnlichen Organismen in landwirtschaftlichen Böden.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:The significance of earthworms and recommendations for their promotion in organic agriculture.
What problem does the tool address?:Although much is known about the general taxonomy and biology of earthworms, knowledge about their impact on soils, their interactions with other soil organisms and the influence of farming practices on their populations is increasing only slowly
What solution does the tool offer?:Earthworms are usually the most abundant soil animals in agricultural soils. They are known to improve physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Together with soil microorganisms they have a great potential to enhance soil fertility.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, carbon sequestration, fertilisation strategy, management measures, reduced tillage, soil compaction, soil fertility, soil-borne disease
Keywords:arable farming, carbon sequestration, fertilizer application, management measures, reduced tillage, soil compaction, soil fertility, soil-borne disease, soil fauna, soil biology, soil quality, minimum tillage
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
earthworms
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29109
English
soil health -> soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Subjects: Farming Systems
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
European Union > CORE Organic II > TILMAN-ORG
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Biodiversity > Functional agrobiodiversity
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30567
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30567
Deposited On:21 Dec 2016 09:07
Last Modified:08 Jul 2022 12:01
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Danish/Dansk, Bulgarian/български, Dutch/Nederlands, Estonian/Eesti, French/Francais
Status:Published

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