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- Potter, Daniel A.; Bridges, Barry L.; Gordon, F. Carter
- Agronomy journal 1985 v.77 no.3 pp. 367-372
- soil fauna; Oligochaeta; lawns and turf; thatch; nitrogen fertilizers; soil pH
- ... Earthworms and microarthropods are abundant in turfgrass and may be important to thatch decomposition and nutrient recycling. There is little published information concerning the effects of cultural practices on the soil fauna in turf. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of prolonged N fertilization on populations of earthworms, Collembola, and Acari involved h decomposition p ...