What earthworm would live in a burrow like this?

A European team of scientists has tried using NIR spectroscopy to determine the species of earthworm responsible for producing specific burrows in soil.

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World Soil Day

Keith Shepherd has written an interesting blog post for World Soil Day (5 December 2014).

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Hand-held NIR for cyanide in soil

Hand-held NIR spectroscopy proves useful for the detection of “hot spots” of cyanide contamination in soil.

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NIR gets its hands dirty

A team of Canadian soil scientists has shown that NIR spectroscopy offers a quick and easy way to determine several soil properties, including how strongly it binds the powerful, manure-derived steroid 17β-estradiol.

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