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Tue, 19 Mar


Fiddlers Hill, Broad Hinton

Get to know your worms

Discover how earthworms improve crop productivity and support environmental stewardship, and join the national survey of earthworms on farmland

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Get to know your worms
Get to know your worms

Time & Location

19 Mar 2019, 11:00 – 14:30

Fiddlers Hill, Broad Hinton

About the event

“Not only do earthworms support crop productivity, but surface living worms are good prey sources for declining bird species; topsoil worms help aggregate soils, reducing their erodibility; and drainage worms, the deep-burrowing species, support water infiltration and deep crop rooting.” So says Jackie Stroud, NERC Soil Security Fellow at Rothamsted Research, who will start off by explaining how earthworms are essential for soil health and then, after a quick bite to eat, demonstrate how you can contribute valuable data to a national earthworm survey - the 30 minute worm count. Come for one session or the other or stay for both, it's up to you.

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