Is your pasture or orchard soil lacking in earthworms? Do you want earthworms to improve your soil fertility and crop productivity? And do you want a variety of earthworm species to convert dung to humus, work humus into topsoils and develop deeper soils through the creation of deep earthworm burrows?
Earthworms are an overlooked, essential catalyst when it comes to establishing productive pasture, especially after converting from forest or long-term crop paddocks and when developing new orchards, especially after contouring.
MyNoke® Organic certified earthworm mix generally contains the following species:
- Blackhead Worm 'Aporrectodea longa'; soil dwelling worm. Lives in the topsoil/deeper subsoil and builds permanent burrows (anecic).
- Grey Worm 'Aporrectodea caliginosa’; soil dwelling worm. Lives in the topsoil (endogeic).
- Pink Worm 'Aporrectodea rosea'; soil dwelling worm. Lives in the topsoil (endogeic).
- Southern Worm 'Aporrectodea trapezoides'; soil dwelling worm. Lives in the topsoil (endogeic).
- Tiger Worm ‘Eisenia fetida’; (yellow stripes); dung/compost worm. Lives at the soil surface (epigeic).
- Dung Worm ‘Eisenia andrei’; dung/compost worm. Lives at the soil surface (epigeic).
- Red Worm ‘Lumbricus rubellus’; dung/compost worm. Lives at the soil surface (epigeic).
Soil Dwelling Earthworms for farm and orchard, per tonne
Depending on the season, not all species might be present and other species may be included. We breed these earthworms especially for inoculating soils to improve soil fertility and increase crop/plant production. Bulk supply is limited and only available during spring months when topsoils are moist.
We deliver a semi-mature earthworm bedding/casting with various juvenile and adult earthworm species including earthworm capsules which contain the eggs.
This semi-mature earthworm bedding/casting must be placed in small heaps on top of your soil – DO NOT SPREAD – to avoid harming the earthworms. Minimal disturbance will allow the earthworms to complete their life cycles. Adult earthworms will migrate into the soil when their breeding cycles are finished and the conditions are right.
Note: These species are soil-dwelling earthworms. Their diet consists of soil. They are not the same as compost worms and therefore are not suitable for vermicomposting/worm farms!
Prices available ex Tokoroa. Loading and shipping fee apply. Please contact us for arranging delivery.