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Table 2 Soil physical and chemical properties among fields in the farm

From: Carbon stock, sequestration and soil properties among fields in smallholder farms in southern Ethiopia

Parameters Unit Field type CV (%) LSD0.05
Enset Coffee RTC Crop field Fallow
Sand % 14 14 18 14 10 44.6  ns
Silt % 40 41 39 37 34 56.0  ns
Clay % 46 45 43 49 56 54.0  ns
Texture   Silty Clay Silty Clay Clay Clay Clay   
BD g cm−3 1.05c 1.09c 1.12bc 1.19b 1.29a 8.3 0.09
pH 7.0 a 6.9a 6.7ab 6.3bc 6.1c 8.4 0.56
SOC % 2.41ab 2.48a 2.04bc 1.61c 1.10d 22.1 0.43
TN % 0.19a 0.19a 0.13b 0.10b 0.09b 0.04 34.5
AvP mg/kg 70.9a 20.3 b 8.1 b 4.2b 1.1b 167.4 35.5
Av S mg/kg 11.1 11.2 10.0 9.2 9.3 29.9 ns
Ca Cmolc/kg 13.3a 10.4 b 9.4 b 8.1bc 6.4 c 26.3 2.6
Mg Cmolc/kg 3.1a 2.7a 2.1 b 2.1b 1.8b 20.1 0.48
K Cmolc/kg 3.2a 2.6a 1.7b 1.4b 0.6c 29.0 0.56
K:Mg 1.02a 0.96ab 0.84bc 0.70c 0.37d 22 0.17
C:N 13.1b 13.1b 29.4a 16.5ab 12.4b 76.8 13.2
B mg/kg 1.2a 0.95b 0.56c 0.56c 0.4c 35.0 0.26
Cu mg/kg 0.91a 0.66b 0.66b 0.45bc 0.32c 39.9 0.24
Fe mg/kg 105.5 107.1 105.4 107.5 133.8 20.0 ns
Mn mg/kg 213.25a 191.13ab 180.37abc 156.13bc 131.63c 31.4 55.7
Zn mg/kg 20.5a 13.4b 9.9bc 8.0cd 5.0d 40.0 4.6
TEB Cmolc/kg 20.2a 16.5b 14.0bc 12.4cd 9.5d 21.4 3.2
CEC Cmolc/kg 27.5a 24.5b 21.8bc 21.0cd 18.6d 12.0 2.8
  1. ns not significant, RTC root and tuber field