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Table 3 Particle size distribution, textural class and bulk density of Nitisol sample profiles

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

Horizon Depth (cm) Sand (%) Silt (%) Clay (%) Silt/clay Class BD (g/cm3)
Profile 1: Intensive cereal upper slope (ET_ASAAP002)
 Ap 0–20 30 19 51 0.28 Sandy clay 1.14
 AB 20–40 26 16 58 0.27 Clay 1.07
 Bt1 40–80 22 18 60 0.30 Clay 1.02
 Bt2 80–200 27 11 62 0.20 Clay 1.20
Profile 2: Intensive cereal lower slope (ET_AJJIP001)
 Ap 0–20 14 21 63 0.35 Clay 1.12
 AB 20–42 12 21 67 0.31 Clay 1.10
 Bt1 42–90 12 18 70 0.26 Clay 1.10
 Bt2 90–200 10 20 72 0.27 Clay 1.10
Profile 3: Agroforestry upper slope (ET_JIMLS-SP2)
 Ah 0–12 23 23 55 0.41 Clay 1.14
 BA 12–30 13 23 63 0.36 Clay 1.12
 Bt1 30–0 12 26 61 0.43 Clay 1.12
 Bt2 90–145 12 29 60 0.48 Clay 1.04
 Bt3 145–200 12 27 62 0.43 Clay 1.06
Profile 4: Agroforestry lower slope (ET_JIM-G-SLP2
 Ap 0–10 17 37 56 0.33 Clay 1.04
 AB 10–30 14 22 64 0.15 Clay 1.02
 Bt1 30–60 13 21 66 0.32 Clay 1.04
 Bt2 60–105 11 22 63 0.42 Clay 1.07
 Bt3 105–180 8 27 66 0.41 Clay 1.04
  1. BD bulk density