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The amazing little earth movers.

It's good to see the Wall Street Journal publish a story like this.

Although the focus is mainly on how tillage disrupts and kills earthworms, cover crops play a vital role as well- especially by providing a longer period of "food" for the earthworms to eat.

Tillage is like a tornado destroying a house. It can be rebuilt but when this happens every year, the earthworms don't have a chance to proliferate due to their "homes" being constantly destroyed.

I have seen 36 earthworms in one square yard feeding on old crop residues in my fields. As they say, "If you build it, they will come"!

Read the full article here.


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