You may not realise it but there is a silent underground army working around the clock to bury dung throughout North East Victoria.
Earthworms and Dung Beetles – the unseen heroes of our soil
The Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups, with support from the North East Regional Landcare Facilitator, recently hosted a field day with Dr Graeme Stevenson, a former Senior Research Officer with the Tasmanian Agricultural Department.
As part of the field day Dr Stevenson brought with him 2000 black headed earthworms (Aporrectodea longa) from Tasmania to top up sites as part of a chook yard trail initiated by the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups. The trial has been running for a number of years aiming to promote soil improvement through the growth of pastures and deep-rooted perennials by introducing earthworms from Tasmania to this region.
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