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Table 1 Soil physical characteristics in the land-use systems

From: Soil carbon stock and emission: estimates from three land-use systems in Ghana

  Bulk density (g cm−3)
  Land-use type    
Soil depth (cm) Arable land Oil palm plantation Forest land LSD (0.05) F.pr CV (%)
0–15 1.56 1.22 1.19 0.16 0.002 7.1
15–30 1.62 1.54 1.52 NS 0.27 5.6
30–50 1.63 1.51 1.53 0.10 0.05 3.9
50–100 1.65 1.52 1.55 0.10 0.04 3.7
    Land-use type    
Soil depth (cm)    Arable land Oil palm plantation Forest land LSD (0.05) F.pr CV (%)
0–15 Dry season Soil moisture (g g-1) 0.03 0.07 0.09 0.03 0.002 17.5
Wet season 0.08 0.24 0.19 0.03 0.01 19.5
  Sand (%) 54.55 50.39 45.73 NS 0.06 8.2
  Silt (%) 30.33 38.03 34.75 NS 0.13 13.2
  Clay (%) 15.12 11.57 19.53 5.9 0.04 22.5
  Texture Sandy loam Loam Loam    
15–30 Dry season Soil moisture (g g-1) 0.05 0.9 0.09 NS 0.15 28.7
Wet season 0.09 0.17 0.12 3.3 < 0.001 7.1
  Sand (%) 55.55 47.36 42.05 3.5 < 0.001 4.3
  Silt (%) 31.65 38.87 37.66 3.5 0.01 5.6
  Clay (%) 12.80 13.77 20.03 4.9 0.02 18.5
  Texture Sandy loam Loam Loam    
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