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Table 11 Mean values of selected chemical characteristics of Nitisols (0–20 cm) as affected by slope

From: Characteristics of Nitisol profiles as affected by land use type and slope class in some Ethiopian highlands

Soil properties Upper slope (15–30%) Lower slope (2–5%) T value Sign.
pH–H2O 5.85 5.67 0.835 0.465
OC (%) 1.50 2.52 −12.000 0.000
Tot. N (%) 0.13 0.22 −4.869 0.012
C/N 8 15 −25.000 0.000
AP (mg kg−1) 10.0 17.0 −5.085 0.015
CEC and basic cations (cmol(+) kg−1):
 CEC 43.0 42.0 0.324 0.767
 Ca 16.0 14.0 1.842 0.163
 Mg 9.0 8.0 5.196 0.14
 Na 0.04 0.06 −0.16 0.923
 K 1.2 1.4 −1.092 0.355
 PBS (%) 62.0 58.0 1.960 0.145
Micronutrients (mg kg−1):
 Fe 61.0 68.0 −0.733 0.516
 Mn 46.0 55.0 −1.741 0.180
 Zn 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.391
 Cu 3.0 2.0 0.775 0.95