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Table 1 Selected soil physical and chemical properties of the topsoil (0–0.2 m), with some values for the subsoil (0.2-1 m) included in brackets. Some values were presented as Mean ± S.D. (n=4)

From: Phosphorus leaching from loamy sand and clay loam topsoils after application of pig slurry

Soil properties Clay loam Loamy sand
Physical properties   
Soil texture (%)   
 Clay (<0.002 mm) 29 (39)  7 (1)
 Silt (0.002-0.0625 mm) 43 (43)  5 (0)
 Sand (0.0625-2 mm) 28 (18) 88 (99)
Saturated hydraulic conductivity (cm h-1) 1-350 (2–2000)# 0.2-8 (0.1-12)
Chemical properties   
pH (H2O)  6.5  6.0
Total C (%)  2.2  2.5
P-AL (mg kg-1) 65 ± 17 142 ± 9
Fe-AL (mg kg-1) 270 ± 20 140 ± 10
Al-AL (mg kg-1) 210 ± 30 540 ± 50
DPS-AL (%) 16.9 ± 4.2 20.7 ± 1.6
PSI  3.0 ± 0.1  3.0 ± 0.4
  1. #: Hydraulic conductivity of the clay loam was estimated according to Karlsson and Håkansson (1983).