If you want to nerd out on the science of worm castings, this is the page for you. Here you will find academic publications about worm castings. Topics ranging from root growth, seed germination, protection from diseases, soil effects, plant mortality, yields, and growth. Much of this research is peer-reviewed. Peer viewed is the evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competencies as the producers of the work (peers). “It functions as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within a relevant field. Peer reviewed methods are used to maintain quality standards, improve performance, and provide credibility.” More or less, an expert(s) has reviewed the research and agree that the research that was done is quality and acceptable.