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close this bookBetter Farming Series 04 - The Soil: How the Soil is Made up (FAO - INADES, 1976, 37 p.)
close this folderLiving creatures in the soil
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Other insects

In the soil there are also many other insects such as ants and caterpillars.
These insects disturb the soil as worms do and decompose organic matter.
Certain insects eat leaves or roots and kill the plants.
Insects, both good and bad, change the soil.