It's #WorldWormWeek! Wonderful worms....

Last spring farmers all over the country supported soil science researchers by digging for worms - the results showed that 42% of fields had very few or completely lacked key types of earthworm, suggesting that over-cultivation has led to poor soil health in significant amounts of farmland.   

The survey also helped researchers hone the process so farmers can check out the soil health of their fields in 30 minutes.  Even if you don't have an acreage, why not check out the worms in your garden?  This easy guide will teach you to tell the 3 vital types of worm apart and highlights the roles each type plays in maintaining soil health and drainage.

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