Applied and Environmental Soil Science / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Mean values of soil pH, available phosphorus, total nitrogen, organic carbon, organic matter, and C : N ratio in response to crop rotation treatments and conservation practice.

TreatmentpHAv.PTNOCOMC : N
(1 : 1.5 H2O)(ppm)(%)

Crop rotation (CR)
MMM5.34a10.21a0.23d2.63d4.53d11.41d
MWM5.15b8.37b0.23d2.7c4.66c11.74c
MWW5.08b6.09e0.21e2.66cd4.58cd12.66a
MWP4.88d7.76c0.24c2.93a5.05a12.2b
MPP4.98c7.23d0.25c2.97a5.12a11.9b
MWFb5.44a7.79c0.26b2.85b4.91b10.96de
MFbP5.4a7.95c0.28a2.91a5.02ab10.4e

Con. practice (CP)
Conserved5.34a9.31a0.25a2.84a4.9a11.36b
Unconserved4.97b6.53b0.23b2.77ab4.77b12.04a
CR
CP
CV (%)1.524.021.711.913.262.39

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.