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Table 3 Soil microbial biomass C, N and P in the land-use systems

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

Land-use type Soil depth (cm) Dry season Wet season
MBC MBN MBP MBC MBN MBP
(mg kg−1)
Arable land 0–15 61.99 33.8 6.12 68.4 33.8 10.19
15–30 53.82 39.51 6.52 49.5 39.5 8.88
Oil palm plantation 0–15 75.75 58.93 9.83 104.9 84.4 15.58
15–30 70.03 38.47 8.20 79.9 53.4 14.33
Forest land 0–15 101.98 81.7 11.88 148.6 101 15.69
15–30 99.65 66.11 10.59 119.4 88.4 18.14
LSD (0.05) 11.72 18.6 2.85 12.92 15.79 6.58
Fpr < 0.001 < 0.001 0.003 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.05
CV (%) 10.1 23.2 21.3 9 15.7 31.6
  1. MBC Microbial biomass carbon, MBN Microbial biomass nitrogen, MBP Microbial biomass phosphorus