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Table 1 Selected chemical and physical properties of the soil, cattle manure and biochar used

From: Co-application of biochar and cattle manure counteract positive priming of carbon mineralization in a sandy soil

Properties Soil Biochar Cattle manure
pH (water) 7.6 10.5 7.9
Total C (g kg−1) 2.6 490 262
Total N (g kg−1) 0.18 1.6 11.3
C/N ratio 14 306 23
Mineral N (mg kg−1) 30.30 25.9 211
CEC (cmol kg−1) 1.93 26.1 62.5
Sand (%) 87.5
Silt (%) 10.0
Clay (%) 2.4
Textural class Sand