Major UK Survey Finds Worms Are Rare or Absent in 40% of Fields

The UK’s first survey of farmland worm populations has revealed that nearly half of English fields lack key types of earthworms. The results of the survey of worm populations on farms in England shows the consequences of widespread over-cultivation.

The #60minworms project, a citizen science project, asked farmers to dig for worms in their own fields. Farmers who volunteered to take part in the study dug 10 small holes across a fie….


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