Potential of Earthworms as Biocontrol Agents of Scab and Leafminers in New England Apple Orchards

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $99,790.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Federal Funds: $33,452.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $25,200.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
William E. MacHardy
University of New Hampshire

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits


  • Education and Training: extension
  • Pest Management: biological control, eradication, integrated pest management, sanitation
  • Soil Management: earthworms
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.