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[Podcast] Eileen Kladivko, Earthworm Godmother

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we’re heading underground. We’re going deep under the soil surface to concentrate on one of the major benefits of no-tilling when it comes to improving soil health. Today’s agenda is worms: Earthworms, red worms, nightcrawlers, and other kinds of worms and the impact the have on no-tilled soils.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we’re heading underground. We’re going deep under the soil surface to concentrate on one of the major benefits of no-tilling when it comes to improving soil health. Today’s agenda is worms: Earthworms, red worms, nightcrawlers, and other kinds of worms and the impact the have on no-tilled soils.
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Getting a Jump on Jumping Worms

To be forewarned is to be forearmed, so the saying goes. Get the scoop on Asian jumping worms now in order to prevent an invasion in the future.
Earthworms have earned the affection of no-tillers because they turn crop residues into plant nutrients and deftly mine channels in the soil to clear the way for air, water and root systems. But some ecologists are sounding the alarm about the potential impacts of so-called jumping worms.
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Earthworm Trivia

Q: How many earthworms do you need in no-tilled fields? A: To gain the benefits of a good earthworm population with no-till, you need 8 to 10 worms per square foot of soil 6 to 8 inches deep.
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