Reducing human-mediated spread of non-native earthworms

Project: Research project

Description

European earthworms are exotic, invasive species that are beneficial in most row-crop habitats but detrimental in northern hardwood forests. Earthworms eliminate understory plants, reduce tree seedling regeneration, increase soil compaction, erosion, an
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/1/101/31/15

Funding

  • USDA Nat'l Inst. of Food & Agriculture

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hardwood forests
soil compaction
earthworms
invasive species
understory
seedlings
crops
habitats