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Evidence of the role of earthworms in the regeneration of compacted soils under field conditions

Capowiez, Yvan and Cadoux, Stéphane and Boizard, Hubert (2009) Evidence of the role of earthworms in the regeneration of compacted soils under field conditions. In: Experimentieren mit Regenwürmern, 20.-21. März 2009, Trier.

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Abstract

At the INRA Estrées-Mons experimental site, the possible role of earthworm in the regeneration of compacted soils was studied in a reduced tillage plot where a compaction event was done using a 8-tons tractor on a wet soil. Earthworm communities and earthworm burrow systems were then studied either 2 weeks after or 8 or 24 months after the compaction in the control or compacted zone. Earthworms were observed to recolonise the compacted zone in less than 8 months whereas the regeneration of earthworm burrows was a slower process under field conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Contribution to "Reports of the DBG")
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil compaction, Burrows, Crop, X-ray tomography, 3D earthworm burrow systems
Divisions: Kommissionen > Kommission III: Bodenbiologie und Bodenökologie
Depositing User: Heinz-Christian Fründ
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 14:00
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 16:22
URI: https://eprints.dbges.de/id/eprint/96

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