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Table 2 Effects of grazing intensity on range condition scores from water source point in Chagni ranch, Northwest Ethiopia

From: Effects of grazing intensity to water source on grassland condition, yield and nutritional content of selected grass species in Northwest Ethiopia

Parameters Effect of grazing intensity on range condition scores
TD1 TD2 TD3 TD4 SE DF F value P value
GC 5.92b 6.13b 6.80a 6.78a 0.17 3 7.01 0.00
BC 5.48c 6.12b 6.38ab 6.78a 0.17 3 10.54 0.00
LC 3.20b 3.95a 4.03a 4.28a 0.17 3 7.74 0.00
AD 3.10b 3.48b 4.05a 4.02a 0.13 3 11.81 0.00
NS 2.38 2.38 2.60 2.40 0.14 3 0.595 0.619
SE 3.28d 3.78c 4.32b 4.68a 0.10 3 34.89 0.00
SC 2.80c 3.18b 3.30b 3.80a 0.10 3 17.44 0.00
Total 26.16c 29.02b 31.47a 32.74a 0.47 3 38.65 0.00
  1. a,b,c,dMeans with different superscripts for each parameter within the same row were significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. TD1 transect distance 1, TD2 transect distance 2, TD3 transect distance 3, TD4 transect distance 4, GC grass composition, BC basal cover, LC litter cover, AD age distribution, NS number of seedlings, SE soil erosion, and SC soil compaction