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Table 6 Mean values of physical and chemical characteristics of Nitisol (0–20 cm) as affected by slope class

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.
Sand (%) 27 12 4.829 0.017
Silt (%) 22 25 −0.441 0.689
Clay (%) 51 63 −1.604 0.027
Bulk density (g cm−3) 1.2 1.1 1.787 0.172
Particle size fractions (%)
 Coarse sand 49 15 3.141 0.042
 Medium sand 34 33 0.097 0.929
 Fine sand 17 52 −4.447 0.041
 Coarse silt 54 41 1.065 0.365
 Medium silt 32 21 1.392 0.258
 Fine silt 14 38 −2.637 0.078
 Water stable aggregates 80 82 −0.935 0.419
Water holding capacity w/w,  %)
 FC (1/3 bar) 35 37 −1.095 0.353
 PWP (33 bar) 23 24 −0.662 0.555
 AWC (mm m−1) 120 127 −1.567 0.215