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Table 3 Physicochemical properties of the soil at the experimental sites at Holetta, red nitosol and Ginchi clay vertisol before planting and after harvesting

From: Morpho-agronomic performance of vetch species and their accessions grown under nitosol and vertisol conditions in the central highlands of Ethiopia

Parameters Before planting After harvesting
Holetta Ginchi Holetta Ginchi
0–15 15–30 0–15 15–30 0–15 15–30 0–15 15–30
pH (1:1 H2O) 5.43 5.61 6.20 6.23 5.49 5.59 6.23 6.25
Total OC (%)a 2.37 2.23 1.31 1.26 2.41 2.06 1.37 1.35
Total N (%) 0.21 0.20 0.09 0.08 0.22 0.20 0.09 0.08
Available P (ppm)b 5.40 4.67 11.60 9.60 7.13 5.60 13.73 13.70
CEC (meg/100 g) 26.07 25.53 49.94 43.45 25.82 25.17 49.62 49.55
Sand (%) 13.33 13.75 15.83 15.83 15.83 15.83 17.08 15.00
Silt (%) 26.25 24.58 15.42 15.42 26.25 24.17 14.17 17.08
Clay (%) 60.42 63.33 68.75 68.75 57.92 60.00 68.75 67.92
Textural class Clay Clay Clay Clay Clay Clay Clay Clay
  1. aOrganic carbon
  2. bBray II method