Applied and Environmental Soil Science / 2010 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Mean SD of selected soil (15–30 cm) physical and chemical properties in the three land use/covers.

Soil propertiesNatural forestTeaEucalyptusP   .05

pH4.70 3.72 4.88 0.018
SOM (%)5.92 0.846.14 1.495.26 1.95Ns
Total Nitrogen (%)0.26 0.060.26 0.040.26 0.08Ns
Av. P (ppm)3.32 19.40 12.00 .002
Ca (cmol(p )/kg)7.63 3.55 5.66 .014
Mg (cmol(p )/kg)2.20 1.01 1.57   .001
K (cmol(p )/kg)0.14 0.030.22 0.100.33 0.17Ns
Na (cmol(p )/kg)0.042 0.020.04 0.010.12 0.19Ns
Bulk density (g/cm3)0.84 1.48 1.40 .05
Ksat (cm/h)15.27 12.387.00 12.243.99 3.21Ns
Clay (%)23.33 6.5327.00 7.6731.00 7.56Ns
Silt (%)15.00 16.67 24.67 Ns
Textural classSandy clay loamSandy clay loamSandy clay loam

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

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