Ecology of Earthworms under the ‘Haughley Experiment’ of Organic and Conventional Management Regimes

  title={Ecology of Earthworms under the ‘Haughley Experiment’ of Organic and Conventional Management Regimes},
  author={Robert J. Blakemore},
  journal={Biological Agriculture \& Horticulture},
  pages={141 - 159}
  • R. Blakemore
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Biology
  • Biological Agriculture & Horticulture
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