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Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Different Land-Use Systems: A Case Study of CO2 in the Southern Zone of Ghana

Table 2

Initial soil chemical and physical properties of land-use systems at SIREC-Kpong (A) and Legon, University of Ghana (B).

Land-use systemspH (1 : 1) soil : H2OSOC (%)OM (%)Sand (%)Silt (%)Clay (%)Textural class

A.
Cultivated6.95 (0.2)0.96 (0.08)1.65 (0.13)29.40 (3.40)13.80 (1.0)56.80 (1.3)Clayey
Forest7.10 (0.1)2.23 (0.18)3.84 (0.30)24.05 (1.10)16.95 (0.5)55.00 (1.5)Clayey
Kraal7.95 (0.35)4.32 (0.42)7.43 (0.70)27.50 (1.50)15.90 (1.0)56.60 (0.8)Clayey
Lowland7.10 (0.2)0.59 (0.04)1.01 (0.07)19.80 (1.60)22.20 (1.6)58.00 (1.1)Clayey
B.
Cultivated4.95 (0.2)0.70 (0.08)1.20 (0.14)61.98 (1.40)10.52 (1.2)27.50 (1.2)Sandy clay loam
Forest5.5 (0.3)2.42 (0.18)4.16 (0.30)60.95 (1.27)12.80 (1.7)26.25 (0.8)Sandy clay loam
Woodlot5.10 (0.2)1.55 (0.11)2.67 (0.19)60.42 (0.92)14.58 (1.1)25.00 (1.0)Sandy clay loam

Soils were sampled at 0–0.15 m depth; SOC = soil organic carbon; OM = organic matter; standard deviation in parenthesis.

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