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Table 3 The mean and their significant variations (one-way ANOVA) of soil chemical properties in conserved and non-conserved plots

From: Effects of soil and water conservation practices on soil physicochemical properties in Gumara watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

  pH (H2O) SOC (%) SOM (%) TN (%) Av. P (ppm) CEC and Exch. cations [cmol(+) kg−1]
CEC Na+ K+ Ca2+ Mg2+
Treatment CL 5.77 2.49 4.3 .270 6.96 33.6 .31 .52 19.3 8.68
NCL 5.66 1.66 2.86 .138 7.9 31.9 .18 .46 21.4 5.87
F ratio .772 4.457 4.457 8.504 .353 .195 12.36 .361 .425 9.515
p .389ns .046* .046* .008** .558ns .663ns .002** .554ns .521ns .005**
  1. Av. P available phosphorous, CEC cation exchange capacity, CL conserved land, NCL non-conserved land, ns not significant at p < 0.05, P p value, SOC soil organic carbon, SOM soil organic matter; **,* significantly different at p < 0.01 and p < 0.05 respectively (two-tailed); TN total nitrogen