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Nematodes as Indicators of Soil Health

Organic matter in soil is an important component of soil health. We usually think of dead and dying plant matter as soil organic matter. But another source of organic matter is the decaying bodies of soil-dwelling animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates.

 

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