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Table 5 Effect of SWC measures on rhizosphere soil physicochemical properties

From: Effect of community-based soil and water conservation practices on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi types, spore densities, root colonization, and soil nutrients in the northern highlands of Ethiopia

Physicochemical properties Soil and water conservation measures
Non-conserved grazing lands Terraces Exclosures + terraces Exclosures alone
pH 8.22b 8.21b 8.1a 7.9a
Ec (cS/M) 0.13a 0.12a 0.12a 0.11a
TN (%) 0.21c 0.24bc 0.28ab 0.31a
Avail. P (ppm) 4.13 ± 1a 4.60 ± 1a 5.70 ± 1a 6.99 ± 1a
Avail. K cmol (+)/kg 0.49b 0.59b 0.61b 0.8a
Sand (%) 36.48 ± 3a 31.43 ± 2b 28.67 ± 2b 32.57 ± 2ab
Silt (%) 29.81 ± 1a 31.33 ± 1a 29.81 ± 1a 32.38 ± 2a
Clay (%) 33.71 ± 3b 37.24 ± 1ab 40.29 ± 2a 35.14 ± 2b
  1. Means followed by the same letter across each column do not differ significantly at P ≤ 0.05
  2. AvaP available phosphorus, AvaK available potassium, OC organic carbon, TN total nitrogen, Ec electrical conductivity