Effect of Chemical And Organic Fertilizer on Earthworm

Shivani Sood, . Charu, . Chhavi, . Kanika, . Meera, . Richa, Neetu Garg
2018 VOYAGER  
Fertilizers have become essential to modern agriculture to feed the growing population. Chemical fertilizers make the soil more acidic and create unfavorable conditions for earthworms and other helpful soil organisms. The effect of soil fertilization with inorganic and organic fertilizers on earthworms' population and biomass was studied under different doses of the fertilizers for 105 days in lab conditions. The work indicates the deleterious effect of inorganic fertilizers on the survival of earthworm community in soil.
doi:10.31995/voyager.2018v09n1.04 fatcat:67h3rq4wsvaurdcieoc2ymjugi