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Table 5 Variation (%) (difference) in soil properties within 0–20 cm soil depth between cultivated land, Eucalyptus plantation, and open- and bush land as compared to natural and mixed forest in the watershed

From: Soil organic carbon variation in relation to land use changes: the case of Birr watershed, upper Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia

Soil properties Land uses
Cultivated land Eucalyptus plantation Open bush land
Sand (%) − 44.24 (26.84)* − 13.19 (8.0)N.S − 2.21 (1.34)N.S
Clay (%) 46.78 (18.16)* 12.67 (3.0)N.S − 23.42 (4.84)N.S
Moisture content (%) − 12.15N.S 1.24N.S − 6.79N.S
Bulk density (g cm−3) 17.51** 9.42** 14.37**
pH (H2O) − 5.49** − 8.75** − 8.40**
SOC concentration (%) − 45.58 (1.67)** − 34.53 (1.25)** − 38.39 (1.39)**
SOC stock (Mg ha−1) − 36.12 (10.7)** − 27.62 (8.18)** − 28.36 (8.40)**
  1. N.S. stands for not significant; ** and * are significant at 1 and 5%, respectively