Publications on Earthworms and Vermiculture

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2008

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q., Vasko-Bennett, M., Little, B., Askar, A. 2008. The relative toxicity of metaldehyde and iron phosphate-based molluscicides to earthworms. Crop Protection 28 (4): 289-294.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2008. Can Earthworms Harm the Planet? BioCycle November 2008: 53-54.

Regnier, E., Harrison, K., Liu, J., Schmoll, J., Edwards, C.A., Norman, N.Q., Holloman, C. 2008. Impact of an exotic earthworm on seed dispersal of an indigenous U.S. weed. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1621-1629.

2007

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. The science of vermiculture: The use of earthworms in organic waste management. 2007. Indo-U.S. Workshop on Vermitechnology in Human Welfare. Coimbatore, India, 12-13.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A. 2007. The utilization of vermicomposts in horticulture and agriculture. Indo-U.S. Workshop on Vermitechnology in Human Welfare. Coimbatore, India, 12-13.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Babenko, A., Cannon, J., Galvis, P., Metzger, J.D. Influence of vermicomposts produced by earthworms and microorganisms from cattle manure, food waste, on flowering of petunias in the greenhouse. 2007. Applied Soil Ecology 39, 91-99.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Oliver, T.J., Byrne, R.J., 2007. Suppression of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), mealy bugs (Pseudococcus sp.) and aphid (Myzus persicae) populations and damage by vermicomposts. Crop Protection 26, 26-39.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q., Kai, T.C., Ellery, D. 2007. The conversion of organic wastes into vermicomposts and vermicompost 'teas' which promote plant growth and suppress pests and diseases. Hong Kong Agriculture and Fisheries Promotion Association Annual, pp. 33-40.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Dick, R., Dick, L. 2007. Vermicomposts: Preparations, uses, and problems. Biocycle Nov. 2007: 51-53.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q., Emerson, E., Pulliam, R. 2007. Suppression of plant parasitic nematodes and arthropod pests by vermicompost 'teas'. Biocycle Dec. 2007: 61-63.

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2006

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P. 2006. Influences of vermicomposts on field strawberries: Part 2. Effects on soil microbiological and chemical properties. Bioresource Technology 97, 831-840.

Yardim, E.N., Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Oliver, T.J., Byrne, R.J. 2006. Suppression by vermicomposts of tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) and cucumber beetle (Acalymna vittatum) populations and damage. Pedobiologia 50, 23-29.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Yardim, E.N., Oliver, T.J., Byrne, R.J., Keeney, G. 2006. Suppression of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), mealy bug (Pseudococcus sp.) and aphid (Myzus persice) populations and damage by vermicomposts. Crop Protection 26, 26-39.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Lee, S., Byrne, R.J. 2006. Effects of humic acids from vermicomposts on plant growth. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 65-69.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q., Greytak, S. 2006. Effects of vermicomposts on plant diseases and growth. Biocycle May 2006: 28-31.

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2005

Arancon, N.Q., Galvis, P.A., Edwards, C.A. 2005. Suppression of insect pest populations and insect damage to plants by vermicomposts. Bioresource Technology 96: 1137-1142.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Biermann, P., Metzger, J.D., Lucht, C. 2005. Effects of vermicomposts produced from cattle manure, food waste, and paper waste on the growth and yields of peppers in the field. Pedobiologia 49: 297-306.

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2004

Edwards, C.A., Dominguez, J., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The influence of vermicomposts on plant growth and pest incidence. In Soil Animals and Sustainable Development. Eds. W.Z.A. Mikhail and S.H. Shakir. Cairo, Egypt. 397-420.

Dominguez, J., Edwards, C.A. 2004. Vermicomposting organic wastes: A review. In Soil Animals and Sustainable Development. Eds. W.Z.A. Mikhail and S.H. Shakir. Cairo, Egypt. 369-395.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A. 2004. Vermicomposts can suppress plant pest and disease attacks. Biocycle March 2004: 51-53.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P., Welch, C., and Metzger, J.D. 2004. Influence of vermicomposts on field strawberries: Effect on growth and yields. Bioresource Technology 93: 145-153.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Atiyeh, R., and Metzger, J.D. 2004. Effects of vermicomposts produced from food wastes on the growth and yields of greenhouse peppers. Bioresource Technology 398-420.

Brown, G.C., Edwards, C.A., Brussaard, L. 2004. How earthworms affect plant growth: Burrowing into the mechanisms. In 'Earthworm Ecology' (2nd Edition), C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, FL, London, New York, Washington. 13-52.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. Interactions among organic matter, earthworms and microorganisms in promoting plant growth. In: Functions and Management of Soil Organic Matter in Agroecosystems. Edwards, C.A. (Editor-in-Chief), Magdoff, F., Weil, R. (Eds.) 2003. C.R.C. Press., Boca Raton, Fl. 11, 327-376.

Edwards, C.A. Ed. 2004. Earthworm Ecology (2nd Edition). C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, Fl., London, New York, Washington. 448 pp.

Edwards, C.A. 2004. The importance of earthworms as key representatives of the soil fauna. In Earthworm Ecology (2nd Edition). C.A. Edwards (Editor). C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, Fl., 3-11.

Hendrix, P.F., Edwards, C.A. 2004. Earthworms in agroecosystems. In Earthworm Ecology (2nd Edition). Editor C.A. Edwards. C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, Fl., London, New York, Washington. 287-296.

Edwards, C.A., Arancon, N.Q. 2004. The use of earthworms in the breakdown of organic wastes to produce vermicomposts and animal feed protein. In Earthworm Ecology (2nd Edition), Editor C.A. Edwards. C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, Fl., London, New York, Washington. 345-438.

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2003

Shuster, W.D. Edwards, C.A. 2003. Interactions between earthworms and tillage in agroecosystems. In: Tillage in Agroecosystems, Ed. A. El Titi, C.R.C. Press, Boca Raton, Fl. 229-260.

Gunadi, B., Edwards, C.A. 2003. The effects of multiple applications of different organic wastes on the growth, fecundity, and mortality of Eisenia fetida. Pedobiologia 47 (4): 321-330.

Gunadi, B., Edwards, C.A. Blount, C. 2003. The influence of different moisture levels on the growth, fecundity and mortality of the earthworm Eisenia fetida (Savigny) (Lumbricidae) in cattle solids and pig manure solids. European Journal of Soil Biology 39: 19-24.

Dominguez, J., Parmelee, R.W., Edwards, C.A. 2003. Interactions between Eisenia andrei (Oligochaeta) and nematode populations in cattle manure and biosolids. Pedobiologia 47: 53-60.

Arancon, N.Q., Edwards, C.A., Bierman, P. Metzger, J., Lee, S., Welch, C. 2003. Applications of vermicomposts to tomatoes and peppers grown in the field and strawberries grown under high plastic tunnels. Pedobiologia 47: 731-735.

Arancon, N.Q., Yardim, E., Edwards, C.A., Lee, S. 2003. The trophic diversity of nematode communities in soils treated with vermicomposts. Pedobiologia 47: 736-740.

Arancon, N.Q., Lee, S. Edwards, C.A., Atiyeh, R.M. 2003. Effects of humic acids derived from cattle, food, and paper waste vermicomposts on growth of greenhouse plants. Pedobiologia 47: 741-744.

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