Earthworms can survive and recover after 3-week drought stress

22/09/2013 06:18

by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 20, 2013

Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing. But they are hard to find in the drier soils of eastern Colorado where water and organic matter is limited.

Adding earthworms to fields where they are not currently found could help enhance the health and productivity of the soil. In areas where droughts are common, though, can earthworms survive? A new study suggests that they can. [Read more] ...