Asian jumping worms are, as their name suggests, an invasive species. They were first reported in the U.S. in 1939, and were first found in Wisconsin in 2013.
Plants have evolved complex methods to ensure their survival.
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Topsoil comes in many different forms, from nutrient-rich dirt to desert sand.
Crabgrass, the killer weed, inflicts chemical warfare on lawns and farms.
In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.
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Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.