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Table 1 Results of the Wilcoxon signed-rank test to examine significant difference in the parameters of the soil samples collected in January and June and Kruskal–Wallis test to examine the significant differences based on locations-upstream, town and downstream

From: Soil characteristics in the floodplains of Munawar Tawi in Rajouri, Western Himalayas, India

Parameters V P< KS-January samples KS-June samples
Chi square df P< Chi square Df P<
pH 0 0.01 23.1782 2 0.01 18.0717 2 0.01
EC (dS/m) 21 0.01 22.2753 2 0.01 17.7693 2 0.01
OC% 361 0.01 13.7402 2 0.01 17.9528 2 0.01
N (kg/ha) 317 0.01 23.1499 2 0.01 20.7723 2 0.01
P (kg/ha) 0 0.01 20.8954 2 0.01 19.5916 2 0.01
K (kg/ha) 74.5 0.05 20.8954 2 0.01 23.2564 2 0.01
Na (mg/g) 292.5 0.01 0.868 2 0.1 16.3159 2 0.01
Mg (mg/g) 378 0.01 13.7311 2 0.01 12.8907 2 0.01
Ca (mg/g) 378 0.01 7.0301 2 0.05 8.5446 2 0.05
Cu (ppm) 346.5 0.01 22.254 2 0.01 23.2208 2 0.01
Zn (ppm) 27 0.01 18.0717 2 0.01 23.285 2 0.01
Fe (ppm) 83.5 0.01 11.6722 2 0.01 23.1924 2 0.01
Mn (ppm) 0 0.01 21.1022 2 0.01 23.2066 2 0.01
  1. KS Kruskal–Wallis test, V Wilcoxon signed rank test, df degree of freedom and P significance