Earthworm populations are one of the main visible signs of soil health.

Factors such as soil pH, organic matter content and compaction can all influence worm populations.

But how many farmers understand the life cycle of earthworms and can identify if they are actively reproducing?

Damian McAllister from DLF Seeds & Science provided some insight at a farm walk on David Hunter’s farm near Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, on Thursday.

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