Applied and Environmental Soil Science / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Effect of Slope Aspect and Land Use Types on Selected Soil Physicochemical Properties in North Western Ethiopian Highlands

Table 2

Main effect of slope aspect and land use types on selected soil properties.

Treatment (DF = 30)Sand (%)Silt (%)Clay (%)BD (g/cm3)pHEC (dS/m)

Ew47.1 ± 1.7a33.56 + 2.2ba19.33 ± 3.1c1.29 ± 0.05a6.71 ± 0.080.07 ± 0.03
Nw45.56 ± 2.1a38.89 ± 1.5a15.56 ± 1.2c1.30 ± 0.05a6.92 ± 0.060.07 ± 0.03
Sw35.11 ± 1.5b35.11 ± 1.8c29.78 ± 3.3b1.25 ± 0.03ba6.93 ± 0.050.05 ± 0.02
Ww34.00 ± 5.0b28.89 ± 2.1c37.11 ± 3.7a1.12 ± 0.06b6.42 ± 0.220.04 ± 0.02
Sign. (0.05)NsNs
Cl35.00 ± 3.3b32.33 ± 1.532.68 ± 3.7a1.28 ± 0.04a6.90 ± 0.080.063 ± 0.01
Fl44.83 ± 2.7a36.33 ± 2.218.83 ± 2.5c1.13 ± 0.04b6.65 ± 0150.069 ± 0.01
Gl41.5 ± 2.7a33.68 ± 2.024.83 ± 3.4b1.30 ± 0.4a6.69 ± 0.120.048 ± 0.00
Sign. (0.05)NsNsNs

DF: degree of freedom; BD: bulk density; EC: electrical conductivity; Ew: eastward; Nw: northward; Sw: southward; sign: significant; Fl: forest land; Cl: cropland; Gl: grazing land. The numbers indicated by ± are standard errors.

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