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Table 3 Particle (sand, silt and clay) size analysis and textural classes of the study sites (n = 12)

From: Soil fertility status and wheat nutrient content in Vertisol cropping systems of central highlands of Ethiopia

Location (District) % Sand % Silt % Clay Textural class
Akaki (Akaki) 15a (0.43)b 19 (0.73) 67 (0.2) Heavy clay
Ambo (Kisole Odoliva) 18 (0.35) 16 (0.7) 66 (0.88) Heavy clay
Chefe Donsa (Haberu Sefetu) 22 (0.57) 25 (0.47) 54 (0.6) Clay
Debre Zeit (Denkaka) 16 (0.3) 18 (0.2) 66 (0.4) Heavy clay
Ginichi (Jemjem Legebatu) 22 (0.47) 20 (0.77) 57 (1.1) Clay
Holeta (Guntuta) 21 (0.38) 20 (0.48) 59 (0.47) Clay
Mojo (Ajere Wolkite) 19 (1.3) 18 (1.2) 63 (0.5) Heavy clay
Sheno (Wentu) 23 (0.37) 30 (0.89) 47 (0.91) Clay
Tullu Bolo (Awash Bune) 17 (0.4) 24 (0.4) 59 (0.37) Clay
Woliso (D/Kora) 25 (0.73) 22 (0.49) 53 (0.91) Clay
  1. aIndicate mean
  2. bIndicate standard error in parentheses