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Title: Identification of earthworm for sustainable agriculture - a review

Authors: J. Adeline Sneha; Nor Hisham Haji Khamis; Rekha Chakravarthi

Addresses: Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai, India ' Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia ' Satyabhama Institute of Science and Technology, Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai, India

Abstract: Earthworms are considered as a friend of farmers. These fretful worms improve the air and water content in the dirt. When a worm dies, it decomposes into nitrogen and benefits the farmers. Nowadays, they are common prey for chemical contamination. Also, the agricultural farming today uses high quantity of pesticides to protect the crops from pest and diseases. By spraying pesticides, the lifecycle of earthworm is affected. This paper focuses on detailed study of earthworm and its importance on farming. It also deals with impact of chemicals on earthworm and its side effects. This paper discusses about the identification of earthworm in farmland and various methods for enhancing the growth of worms. This paper also focuses on the detailed description of various extraction methodologies of earthworms from the farms and gives the detailed analysis of merits and demerits of each extraction methods.

Keywords: earthworm; earthworm identification; fertility of soil; pesticides.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2022.122605

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2022 Vol.25 No.3, pp.157 - 165

Received: 16 Nov 2019
Accepted: 02 Oct 2020

Published online: 04 May 2022 *

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