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Table 4 Characteristics of soils after different treatments

From: Silicon application and related changes in soil bacterial community dynamics reduced ginseng black spot incidence in Panax ginseng in a short-term study

Indexes CK A AS S
pH 7.39 ± 0.12ab 7.05 ± 0.24c 7.39 ± 0.26a 7.38 ± 0.36b
Available phosphorus AP (mg/kg) 13.15 ± 2.61ab 14.95 ± 3.25a 12.25 ± 2.68b 12.73 ± 2.62b
Available potassium AK (mg/kg) 194.48 ± 3.26b 217.15 ± 2.35a 187.64 ± 3.69b 199.06 ± 2.65b
Ammonium nitrogen NH4(g/kg) 16.42 ± 2.35a 4.58 ± 1.02c 9.38 ± 2.36b 14.38 ± 1.25a
Nitrate nitrogen NO3(g/kg) 1.31 ± 0.25 1.15 ± 0.36 1.89 ± 0.28 1.97 ± 0.69
Available silicon ASi (mg/kg) 457.99 ± 20.35b 451.78 ± 25.69b 457.02 ± 19.89b 492.06 ± 26.98a
  1. Different letters within a column indicates significant difference among treatments p < 0.05