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Table 1 Initial physical and chemical parameters for soil (0–15 cm) at the Corporant experimental site, 2013

From: Decomposition, nitrogen and carbon mineralization from food and cover crop residues in the central plateau of Haiti

pHa 7.4
NO3-Nb (mg/kg) 2.1
NH4-Nb (mg/kg) 1.8
Total N (mg/kg) 1412
Phosphorusc (mg/kg) 12
Potassiumd (mg/kg) 87
Magnesiumd (mg/kg) 328
Calciumd (mg/kg) 5438
Cation Exchanged (meq/100 g) 30
Organic Mattere (%) 1.6
Sandf (%) 41
Siltf (%) 38
Clayf (%) 21
  1. a1:1 soil water
  2. bNH4-N and NO3-N: 2 M KCL; automated flow injection analysis
  3. cNaHCO3 extraction
  4. dMehlich 1 extraction
  5. eLoss on ignition
  6. fHydrometer method