Applied and Environmental Soil Science / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Effects of Soil Conservation Practice and Crop Rotation on Selected Soil Physicochemical Properties: The Case of Dembecha District, Northwestern Ethiopia

Table 1

Mean values of soil bulk density and the three soil separates percentage in response to crop rotation treatments and conservation practice.

TreatmentBDSandSiltClay
(g/cm3)(%)

Crop rotation (CR)
MMM1.02b19.67a19.67c60.67e
MWM1.02b14b16.83d68.83c
MWW1.04b14b21.17b64.83d
MWP1.03b8d18.17d73.83b
MPP1.03b6.67d17d76.33a
MWFb1.06a11c24.83a65.67d
MFbP0.99c11.83c18.17d71c

Con. practice (CP)
Conserved1.01b11.8a19.43a69.14a
Unconserved1.04a12.47a19.38a68.33a
CR
CPNSNSNS
CV (%)1.9111.065.812.78

Means followed by the same letter(s) within the same treatment group are statistically the same and showed no significant difference by DMRT (). , , and mean significant differences at 0.05, 0.01, and 0.001 probability levels, respectively, and NS means nonsignificant differences. mmm, mwm, mww, mwp, mpp, mwfb, and mfbp refer to continuous maize-maize-wheat-maize, maize-wheat-wheat, maize-wheat-pepper, maize-pepper-pepper, maize-wheat-faba bean, and maize-faba bean-pepper, respectively.