Applied and Environmental Soil Science / 2010 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Effect of Land Cover Change on Soil Properties around Kibale National Park in South Western Uganda

Table 2

Mean SD of selected soil (0–15 cm) physical and chemical properties in the three land uses.

Soil propertiesLand use/coverP   .05
Natural forestTeaEucalyptus

pH4.72 3.53 5.13   .001
SOM (%)6.48 7.20 4.97 .002
Total N (%)0.26 0.070.31 0.050.24 0.04Ns
Av. P (ppm)3.32 20.50 11.30 .004
Ca (cmol(p )/kg)9.70 2.30 9.30 .010
Mg (cmol(p )/kg)2.26 0.66 2.00   .001
K (cmol(p )/kg)0.21 0.150.29 0.190.34 0.20Ns
Na (cmol(p )/Kg)0.04 0.010.05 0.010.04 0.01Ns
Bulk density (g/cm3)0.72 1.18 1.22 .018
Ksat (cm/hr)21.90 24.3519.03 14.7814.86 17.84Ns
Clay (%)15.67 23.33 36.00   .001
Silt (%)13.67 2.9413.00 3.0316.00 2.53Ns
Textural classSandy LoamSandy clay LoamSandy Clay

Values followed by the same letters in a row are not significantly different at P   .05; n.s.: not significant.

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