Pesticides and earthworms. A review

  title={Pesticides and earthworms. A review},
  author={C{\'e}line P{\'e}losi and S{\'e}bastien Barot and Yvan Capowiez and Micka{\"e}l Hedde and Franck Vandenbulcke},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
Earthworms provide key soil functions that favour many positive ecosystem services. These services are important for agroecosystem sustainability but can be degraded by intensive cultural practices such as use of pesticides. Many literature reports have investigated the effect of pesticides on earthworms. Here, we review those reports to assess the relevance of the indicators of earthworm response to pesticides, to assess their sensitivity to pesticides, and to highlight the remaining knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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