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Table 1 Initial condition for examined soils

From: Installing artificial macropores in degraded soils to enhance vertical infiltration and increase soil carbon content

  Treatment
Control plot Macropore plot
X10 X30 X50 M10 M30 M50
Depth (cm) 10 30 50 10 30 50
Clay (%) 20.9 23.7 25.1 20.1 23.8 23.8
Silt (%) 70.9 71.6 71.4 69.2 71.4 69.7
Sand (%) 8.2 4.7 3.5 10.7 4.8 6.5
VWC (m3m-3) 0.11 0.29 0.34 0.10 0.30 0.28
TC (%) 1.39 0.26 0.39 1.26 0.28 0.37
  1. VWC, volumetric water content; TC, total carbon.
  2. M and X denote macropore plot and no macropore plot (control), respectively.