Suitability of wheat straw decomposition, cotton strip degradation and bait-lamina feeding tests to determine soil invertebrate activity

@article{Gestel2003SuitabilityOW,
  title={Suitability of wheat straw decomposition, cotton strip degradation and bait-lamina feeding tests to determine soil invertebrate activity},
  author={Cornelis A. M. van Gestel and Maaike Kruidenier and Matty P. Berg},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={386-386}
}
The activities of earthworms, springtails and mites in the decomposition of different substrates were examined by applying three different test methods: wheat straw degradation, the cotton-strip assay and the bait-lamina test. The main aim was to determine the potential of these three methods to describe the (direct and indirect) contribution of soil invertebrates to decomposition processes in soil. Animals were introduced at different densities to mesocosms consisting of intact soil cores… CONTINUE READING
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