Table 3: Physical properties of the soil in the pedons.

Pedon Depth (cm) Horizon Particle Size Distribution (%) Textural Class Silt: Clay Ratio
Sand Silt Clay
EP1 0-16 A1 87.12 9.00 3.88 Sand 3.23
16-25 A2 79.84 14.28 5.88 Loamy sand 2.44
25-36 B 79.12 9.00 11.88 Sandy loam 0.76
Mean 82.03a 10.76a 7.21c 2.14
SD ± 4.43 3.05 4.16 1.26
EP2 0-11 A1 89.12 7.00 3.88 Sand 1.80
11-24 A2 90.12 6.00 3.88 Sand 1.55
24.37 B1 85.12 5.00 9.88 Loamy sand 0.51
37-65 B2 78.12 5.00 16.88 Sandy loam 0.29
65-128 C1 83.12 6.00 10.88 Loamy sand 0.55
128-144 C2 79.12 8.00 12.88 Sandy loam 0.62
Mean 84.12b 5.80b 9.71b 0.88
SD ± 4.98 0.84 5.11 0.63
EP3 0-10 A1 84.12 12.00 3.88 Loamy sand 3.09
10-25 A2 78.12 11.00 10.88 Sandy loam 1.01
25-43 B1 70.12 9.00 20.88 Sandy clay loam 0.43
43-61 B2 63.12 10.00 26.88 Sandy clay loam 0.37
61-92 C1 59.12 10.00 30.88 Sandy clay loam 0.32
92-150 C2 58.12 11.00 30.88 Sandy clay loam 0.35
Mean 68.78c 10.50a 20.71a 0.92
SD ± 10.61 1.04 11.18 1.09

EP1, EP2 and EP3 refer to Eleyin profile 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Means not followed by the same letter in a column are significantly different at 5% level of acceptance

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