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Table 3 Physicochemical tests scoring of the collected soil samples according to BARC-FRG (2012)

From: A Soil Health Card (SHC) for soil quality monitoring of agricultural lands in south-eastern coastal region of Bangladesh

Field no. pHa Soil salinity by EC1:1 method (dS/m)a OM (%)a TN (%)a P (μg/g)a K (meq/100 g)a S (μg/g)a B (μg/g)a Total scoreb Percentage (%) Category
Field-1 5 1 2 1 2 3 6 6 26 54.17 Medium
Field-2 5 1 1 1 2 4 3 6 23 47.92 Medium
Field-3 5 3 2 1 2 4 6 6 29 60.42 Medium
Field-4 5 3 1 1 6 4 6 6 32 66.67 Medium
Field-5 5 1 3 2 2 4 6 6 29 60.42 Medium
Field-6 5 1 2 1 2 3 6 6 26 54.17 Medium
Field-7 5 3 3 2 1 3 6 6 29 60.42 Medium
Field-8 4 2 3 2 1 2 6 6 26 54.17 Medium
Field-9 5 1 3 2 1 3 6 6 27 56.25 Medium
Field-10 4 2 3 1 1 2 6 6 25 52.08 Medium
  1. aHere, score 1 = very poor, score 2 = poor, score 3 = medium, score 4 = optimum, score 5 = high, score 6 = very high
  2. bHere, poor = <40%, medium = 40–80%, good = >80% indicates the scoring of fields in the assessment of physico-chemical standards