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Table 4 Soil pH, electrical conductivity (EC), soil organic matter (SOM), total carbon(TC), total nitrogen (TN), carbon to nitrogen ratio(C:N) and sulfate-S content 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) pH (1:2.5) EC (1:2.5) SOM TC TN C:N SO4-S
dS/m (%) (%) (%) (mg kg−1)
Akaki (Akaki) 7.4a (0.01)b 0.149 (0.014) 1.9 (0.005) 1.2 (0.003) 0.1 (0.0003) 12.3 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06)
Ambo (Kisole Odoliva) 7.9 (0.02) 0.104 (0.004) 2.7 (0.01) 1.6 (0.003) 0.12 (0.0009) 13 (0.07) 1.5 (0.13)
Chefe Donsa (Haberu Sefetu) 7.8 (0.05) 0.197 (0.01) 1.9 (0.01) 1.1 (0.004) 0.1 (0.001) 11.6 (0.1) 1.2 (0.09)
Debre Zeit (Denkaka) 7.9 (0.02) 0.173 (0.005) 2.7 (0.01) 1.69 (0.01) 0.11 (0.001) 14.8 (0.08) 1.4 (0.04)
Ginichi (Jemjem Legebatu) 7.8 (0.04) 0.224 (0.003) 2.3 (0.01) 1.34 (0.004) 0.11 (0.0007) 12.7 (0.05) 1.4 (0.13)
Holeta (Guntuta) 7.8 (0.02) 0.11 (0.002) 2.3 (0.005) 1.32 (0.003) 0.11 (0.001) 12.5 (0.1) 1.9 (0.13)
Mojo (Ajere Wolkite) 7.2 (0.04) 0.125 (0.002) 2.8 (0.003) 1.65 (0.002) 0.12 (0.001) 14.3 (0.1) 1.7 (0.11)
Sheno (Wentu) 7.3 (0.07) 0.144 (0.01) 3.2 (0.003) 1.87 (0.002) 0.19 (0.001) 9.9 (0.05) 1.7 (0.05)
Tullu Bolo (Awash Bune) 7.2 (0.03) 0.12 (0.005) 1.6 (0.01) 0.94 (0.004) 0.08 (0.0003) 12 (0.09) 1.4 (0.13)
Woliso (D/Kora) 7.8 (0.02) 0.201 (0.01) 2.1 (0.01) 1.21 (0.003) 0.11 (0.001) 10.7 (0.04) 2.1 (0.21)
  1. aIndicates mean
  2. bIndicates standard error in parentheses