Voracious asian jumping worms strip forest floor and flood soil with nutrients — ScienceDaily

Voracious asian jumping worms strip forest floor and flood soil with nutrients Date: September 8, 2016 Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison Summary: Asian jumping worms, an invasive species first found in Wisconsin in 2013, may do their work too well, speeding up the exit of nutrients from the soil before plants can process them, new research shows. Share: FULL STORY The Asian jumping worm, first found in Wisconsin in 2013 in the UW Arboretum, is best identified by its flat, tan band and the way it flops and jumps when disturbed. Credit: Photo courtesy UW Arboretum/Susan Day Gardeners tend to look at earthworms as good helpers that break down fallen leaves and other organic matter into nutrients plants can use.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160908171315.htm

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