Table 6: Soil quality indices developed using an EO selected dataset to compare eight LUSMS in the Mai-Negus catchment of northern Ethiopia.

LUSMSUnscreened SQIPCA-SQI
LSFaNLSFaLSFNLSFMeanb
ILIILIIILINIINILIIL IIILINIIN

LS10.937a0.943a0.925a0.966a0.964a0.796a0.799a0.779a0.818a0.816a0.874a
LS20.828b0.831b0.786b0.920a0.918a0.724b0.723b0.690b0.783a0.781a0.799b
LS30.707c0.720c0.673c0.830b0.828b0.612c0.622c0.584c0.708b0.666b0.695c
LS40.652c0.662c0.610c0.775b0.773b0.556d0.565d0.522d0.651c0.650b0.642d
LS50.529d0.552d0.491d0.658c0.656c0.448e0.468e0.417e0.548d0.546c0.531e
LS60.501d0.526d0.461d0.621c0.619c0.428e0.450e0.397e0.497e0.517c0.502e
LS70.657c0.670c0.622c0.773b0.771c0.545d0.558d0.514d0.653c0.651b0.641d
LS80.397e0.434e0.361e0.511d0.509d0.335f0.369f0.307f0.420f0.418d0.406f
mean0.6510.6670.6160.7560.7540.5560.5690.5260.6350.6310.636

LSD ( )0.0660.0590.0670.0600.0600.0440.0380.0420.0420.0510.048

Means followed by different letters in the same rows are significantly different at ; LSD: least significance difference.
Details of LSF and NLSF description can be found in Section 2.4 (Step 2).
This shows the overall mean of the different scoring and indexing methods across the columns for the same LUSMS tested statistically.
Explanations of abbreviations are similar to footnotes under Table 5.