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Table 2 Soil physicochemical characteristics in different mulch treatments

From: Organic mulching positively regulates the soil microbial communities and ecosystem functions in tea plantation

 pHMoisture (%)OM (g/kg)TN (g/kg)TP (g/kg)TK (g/kg)AN (mg/kg)AP (mg/kg)AK (mg/kg)
CK16.82 ± 0.17a9.4 ± 0.40a11.92 ± 1.50a0.24 ± 0.01c1.70 ± 0.48a17.34 ± 1.09a91.18 ± 15.14a16.60 ± 2.29a87.56 ± 7.75a
F16.99 ± 0.32a10.2 ± 0.25a12.48 ± 2.61a0.36 ± 0.03b1.40 ± 0.14a21.73 ± 9.52a98.45 ± 6.67a12.36 ± 6.97a83.60 ± 2.15a
P16.86 ± 0.10a12.3 ± 0.75b15.14 ± 3.29a0.55 ± 0.03a1.33 ± 0.08a19.25 ± 12.42a109.08 ± 5.69a15.78 ± 0.36a86.19 ± 5.08a
F-value0.47923.9631.339162.6411.3250.1772.3837.1701.746
P-value0.6410.0010.3310.0000.3340.8420.1730.0260.253
CK27.16 ± 0.11a10.0 ± 0.31a11.40 ± 1.24a0.33 ± 0.03a1.95 ± 0.18a19.22 ± 11.86a95.74 ± 5.25a16.42 ± 2.56a79.81 ± 1.58a
F27.16 ± 0.15a10.3 ± 0.36a10.47 ± 1.33a0.23 ± 0.04b1.46 ± 0.30b21.67 ± 9.84a95.31 ± 9.75a12.40 ± 7.69a77.57 ± 2.59a
P27.07 ± 0.17a12.8 ± 1.33b10.48 ± 1.83a0.23 ± 0.01b1.39 ± 0.22b18.30 ± 4.40a96.49 ± 4.15a14.45 ± 5.54a78.95 ± 10.90a
F-value0.36310.2370.38614.6065.0320.1060.0230.1460.691
P-value0.7100.0120.6950.0050.0520.9010.9770.8670.537
  1. The mean value ± standard deviation (n = 3). Values with the same letter are not significantly different (p < 0.05)