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Table 4 Values of Pearson’s correlation between soil physicochemical parameters and pesticide residues detected

From: Assessment of organochlorine pesticide residues in soils and drinking water sources from cocoa farms in Ghana

Pesticides pH EC %OC %OM %TN NH4 + NO3 Ava. K Ava. P Ex-K %Sand %Clay %Silt
Lindane 0.753* −0.492* 0.886** −0.882* −0.997** 0.645 0.204 −0.774* 0.864** 0.932** −0.425 −0.970** −0.863
Dieldrin 0.793* 0.172 0.998** 0.998** −0.482 0.222 0.708* −0.388 0.348 0.851* −0.327 −0.951* 0.965**
HCH 0.959** −0.167 0.932** 0.936** −0.622 0.554 0.666 −0.168 0.308 0.925** −0.997** −0.943* 0.980**
DDT −0.755** 0.034 −0.660* −0.667* 0.141 −0.420 −0.886* −0.402 0.297 −0.544 −0.637* 0.452 −0.700*
  1. * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed) ** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed) OC organic carbon, OM organic matter, %TN percentage nitrogen, Ava-P available phosphorus, Ava-K available potassium, EC electrical conductivity, Ex-K exchangeable potassium, NO 3 Nitrate, NH + 4 ammonium, HCH beta-HCH, DDT p,p′-DDT