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Table 3 Physico-chemical parameters of soil habitats of southern parts of India

From: Impact of soil physico-chemical properties on distribution of earthworm populations across different land use patterns in southern India

District Habitat EP C (mg g−1) N (mg g−1) pH Phosphorus (mg/kg) WHC (%) CEC (meq/100 g)
Rayagada AL (I) 18.4 ± 2.47 10.1 ± 0.54 1.04 ± 0.11 6.6 ± 0.35 25.44 ± 4.69 24.16 ± 0.91 6.2 ± 0.83
FL (II) 30.2 ± 2.44 15.6 ± 0.74 1.34 ± 0.054 6.72 ± 0.19 30.46 ± 3.53 28.70 ± 2.03 16.2 ± 1.48
GL (III) 23 ± 1.04 13.5 ± 0.79 1.16 ± 0.054 6.68 ± 0.23 28.15 ± 3.57 24.53 ± 2.24 16 ± 1
Ganjam AL (IV) 16 ± 1.96 10.1 ± 0.41 0.86 ± 0.054 6.52 ± 0.28 20.84 ± 2.30 23.92 ± 0.52 7.6 ± 1.14
FL (V) 28 ± 0.73 15.3 ± 1.44 1.28 ± 0.13 7.02 ± 0.36 30.32 ± 3.46 29.50 ± 0.90 23 ± 2.23
GL (VI) 17.2 ± 2.32 11.9 ± 0.96 1.04 ± 0.11 6.74 ± 0.18 23.72 ± 2.46 25.03 ± 0.78 15.6 ± 2.70
Koraput AL (VII) 12.6 ± 2.32 11.5 ± 0.79 1.02 ± 0.08 6.48 ± 0.44 20.42 ± 4.89 25.86 ± 1.77 8.4 ± 1.14
FL (VIII) 21 ± 2.24 14.5 ± 1.06 1.22 ± 0.083 6.74 ± 0.23 28.64 ± 3.18 28.83 ± 1.02 22.2 ± 1.48
GL (IX) 15.8 ± 1.84 12.6 ± 0.96 1.08 ± 0.083 6.7 ± 0.25 23.89 ± 3.91 25.51 ± 1.18 13.6 ± 1.14
Gajapati AL (X) 11.2 ± 1.19 11.6 ± 0.74 1.02 ± 0.13 6.42 ± 0.31 22.57 ± 3.94 23.69 ± 1.19 8 ± 1.58
FL (XI) 16.6 ± 2.03 14.6 ± 0.96 1.2 ± 0.07 6.92 ± 0.33 29.55 ± 2.40 28.51 ± 0.74 22.4 ± 1.81
GL (XII) 15 ± 1.12 12.6 ± 0.41 0.96 ± 0.11 6.78 ± 0.19 26.74 ± 4.27 24.30 ± 1.12 14.2 ± 1.92
  1. EP earthworm population, C organic carbon, N total nitrogen, WHC water holding capacity, CEC cation exchange capacity, AL agricultural land, FL forest land, GL grass land