Table 1: Soil textural fractions (gKg−1), and soil bulk density (BD, Kgm−3) in relation to land use (Mean ± S.E.) and soil depths (cm).

VariablesDepth (cm)Land use typesOverall
Protected forestOpen grasslandFarmlandGrazing land

Sand0–10784.0 (±13.6)714.0 (±15.0)604.0 (±17.2)686.0 (±9.8)697.0 (±8.2)b
10–20710.0 (±20.7)69.00 (±18.9)632.0 (±16.0)624.0 (±18.1)66.40 (±8.2)a
Overall74.70 (±11.7)c70.20 (±12.1)b618.0 (±12.0)a655.0 (±14.2)a

Silt0–10172.0 (±18.3)172.0 (±16.6)250.0 (±12.6)214.0 (±6.8)202.0 (±8.5)a
10–20178.0 (±20.8)190.0 (±15.8)194.0 (±24.6)244.0 (±14.0)201.5 (±8.5)a
Overall175.0 (±13.1)a181.0 (±11.2)ab222.0 (±16.0)bc229.0 (±8.9)c

Clay0–10 44.0 (±7.5)114.0 (±29.1)146.0 (±7.5)100.0 (±8.9)101.0 (±6.6)a
10–20112.0 (±10.2)120.0 (±7.1)174.0 (±9.8)132.0 (±11.1)134.5 (±6.6)b
Overall 78.0 (±12.8)a117.0 (±14.1)b160.0 (±7.5)c116.0 (±8.6)b

Bd 0–10 960 (±30)1010 (±60) 910 (±40) 970 (±10) 960 (±30)a
10–201030 (±30)1070 (±110)1030 (±30)1010 (±20)1040 (±30)b
Overall1000 (±20)a1040 (±60)a 970 (±30)a 990 (±10)a

Overall means within rows and columns followed by different letters are significantly different ( ) with land use and soil depths.