Identification of earthworm for sustainable agriculture - a review.

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Publisher: Inderscience Publishers Ltd.
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 152 words

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Earthworms are considered as a friend of farmers. These fretful worms improve the air and water content in the dirt. When a worm dies, it decomposes into nitrogen and benefits the farmers. Nowadays, they are common prey for chemical contamination. Also, the agricultural farming today uses high quantity of pesticides to protect the crops from pest and diseases. By spraying pesticides, the lifecycle of earthworm is affected. This paper focuses on detailed study of earthworm and its importance on farming. It also deals with impact of chemicals on earthworm and its side effects. This paper discusses about the identification of earthworm in farmland and various methods for enhancing the growth of worms. This paper also focuses on the detailed description of various extraction methodologies of earthworms from the farms and gives the detailed analysis of merits and demerits of each extraction methods. Byline: J. Adeline Sneha, Nor Hisham Haji Khamis, Rekha Chakravarthi

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A702526161