Effect of different oilseed rape management systems on earthworm community (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)


Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess three different oilseed rape management strategies with regard to their effects on decomposers. The results showed a significant reduction in earthworm density in systems using winter wheat as a subsequent crop, especially in the conventional production system, whereas integrated and organic cropping systems enhanced the density of the total earthworm community.

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