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Compost and vermicompost as nursery pot components: effects on tomato plant growth and morphology
Post transplant success after nursery stage is strongly influenced by plant morphology. Cultural practices strongly shape plant morphology, and substrate choice is one of the most determiningExpand
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Underground evolution: new roots for the old tree of lumbricid earthworms.
Earthworms belonging to the family Lumbricidae are extremely abundant in terrestrial temperate regions. They affect soil properties and nutrient cycling, thus shaping plant community composition andExpand
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C to N ratio strongly affects population structure of Eisenia fetida in vermicomposting systems
Food quality influences not only the size of earthworm populations but also their growth and reproduction rates. Here we studied the effect of C to N ratio of pig slurry in microbial biomass andExpand
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Recycling of Solid Organic Wastes Through Vermicomposting: Microbial Community Changes Throughout the Process and Use of Vermicompost as a Soil Amendment
Vermicomposting (i.e., the processing of organic waste by earthworms) is a low-cost rapid technique for transforming large amounts of waste into a safe and valuable product called vermicompost. TheExpand
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Effects of two species of earthworms (Allolobophora spp.) on soil systems: a microfaunal and biochemical analysisThe 7th international symposium on earthworm ecology · Cardiff · Wales · 2002
Summary In this work we studied how earthworm digestion affects both soil biochemical and microfaunal characteristics. We sampled paired fresh casts and bulk soil of two earthworm species,Expand
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How earthworm density affects microbial biomas and activity in pig manure
We studied the influence of the earthworm, Eisenia fetida, on the microbial populations during the vermicomposting of pig manure. Fresh pig manure was placed in replicated boxes with (two densities,Expand
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The growth and reproduction of Lumbricus rubellus and Dendrobaena rubida in cow manure mixed cultures with Eisenia andrei
Abstract The growth and reproduction of the epigeic species Lumbricus rubellus and Dendrobaena rubida in cow manure and the possible interactions of these species with Eisenia andrei are studied. TheExpand
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Assessment of Plant Growth Promotion by Vermicompost in Different Progenies of Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.)
The feasibility of incorporating vermicompost as a plant growth promoter into pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.) nurseries was investigated. Pines were grown in conventional peat-based nursery potting mediaExpand
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Effects of vermicompost as a potting amendment of two commercially-grown ornamental plant species
We evaluated the feasibility of incorporating vermicompost as a potting amendment into a commercial ornamental production system. Pansies (Viola × wittrockiana subsp. Delta) and primulas (PrimulaExpand
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