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Table 1 Soil properties of control pots (i.e. with no plants). Values are means and standard error

From: Growth and competition among understory plants varies with reclamation soil and fertilization

  pH EC (ds*m−1) VWC (%) N (μg*10 cm−2*35 days−1) P (μg*10 cm−2*35 days−1) K (μg*10 cm−2*35 days−1)
FFMM
 No fertilizer 5.98 (0.02) 0.13 (0.006) 39.9 (2.5) 494.4 (25.8) 0.68 (0.26) 24.0 (1.8)
 Fertilizer 5.90 (0.06) 0.12 (0.004) 50.2 (1.8) 788.6 (36.6) 0.86 (0.37) 24.9 (1.1)
Layered
 No fertilizer 4.98 (0.2) 0.09 (0.01) 36.2 (4.3) 262.1 (30.4) 0.78 (0.17) 21.2 (2.5)
 Fertilizer 4.50 (0.1) 0.14 (0.02) 44.5 (2.4) 640.4 (44.0) 0.77 (0.17) 19.3 (1.3)
PMM
 No fertilizer 4.22 (0.05) 0.2 (0.02) 33.3 (1.7) 85.2 (18.1) 0.86 (0.17) 15.7 (2.9)
 Fertilizer 4.17 (0.03) 0.2 (0.01) 37.2 (1.7) 399.9 (23.4) 0.78 (0.15) 24.1 (2.6)
  1. Note: VWC is volumetric water content, EC is electrical conductivity, FFMM is forest floor-mineral mix, and PMM is peat-mineral mix. N is the total inorganic nitrogen (including both nitrate and ammonium) supply rate, P is the phosphorus supply rate, and K is the potassium supply rate