Pesticide use in farming is a complicated and controversial issue.
This four minute video explains why we choose to farm organically, and what concerns us about the current direction of agriculture, both in the UK and globally.
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Summary and Conclusion
For those interested in the classification of earthworms, the preceding three categories (epigeic, endogeic, and anecic) serve relatively well in providing a first cut at the functional differences between the over 4400 separate species of earthworm thus far identified. To recap, epigeic earthworms are those that inhabit the top layers of soil; endogeic earthworms inhabit the interior of the soil and make horizontal burrows; and anecic earthworms migrate between the various soil strata while maintaining permanent vertical burrows. This is of course a mere shadow of our current state of knowledge regarding the diversity of earthworms, but we hope that it will provide a sufficient springboard for those interested in the remarkable diversity of earthworm species.
Here is something that should cause people to sit up and think. I recently did earth worm counts in pivot that i have been posting picutres of and had an average of 6 per 10X10X10cm. If they move through the soil at a rate of double their body length per 24 hours that would equate to 7,200 km of tunnels per ha per month!!!!!! Water, nutrient and air infiltration problems solved so why burn, why cultivate, why plough let nature do it for you.