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Table 7 Mean values of physical and chemical characteristics of Nitisols (0–20 cm) as affected by land use

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

Soil property Intensive cereal system Agroforestry based system T value Sign.
Sand (%) 28 15 3.677 0.032
Silt (%) 26 18 −2.320 0.103
Clay (%) 46 67 −5.536 0.012
Bulk density (g cm−3) 1.2 1.1 1.163 0.329
Particle size fractions (%)
 Coarse sand 43 19 6.453 0.008
 Medium sand 41 16 4.494 0.021
 Fine sand 30 39 −3.307 0.045
 Coarse silt 59 30 7.769 0.004
 Medium silt 38 17 3.859 0.031
 Fine silt 21 42 −3.23 0.045
 Water stable aggregates 79 87 −3.068 0.055
Water holding capacity w/w,  %):
 FC (1/3 bar) 35 37 −1.424 0.250
 PWP (33 bar) 23 24 −0.132 0.903
 AWC (mm/m) 112 135 −9.000 0.003