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Table 9.6: Soil properties under the 500 Soils Project, arranged by land-use categories

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Soil property Arable cropping(N=44) Mixed cropping(N=17) Drystock pasture(N=142) Dairy pasture(N=127) Tussock grasslands(N=20) Exotic forestry(N=67) Native forests(N=58)

Mineralisable nitrogen

(µg/m3)

56

70

128

160

88

63

100

Total carbon

(mg/cm3)

40.7

37.6

50.8

66.9

38.3

46.4

56.5

Total nitrogen (mg/cm3)

2.32

3.13

4.29

5.92

2.62

2.99

3.48

pH in water

6.17

6.17

5.75

5.74

5.61

5.36

5.36

Olsen phosphate (µg/m3)

49

44

19

44

16

10

11

Macroporosity

(%v/v)

14.7

9.3

13.3

10.1

15.6

25.6

9.3

Notes:

(1) The number of soil sites is indicated by ‘N’.

(2) µg/m3 = micrograms per cubic centimetre.

(3) mg/cm3 = milligrams per cubic centimetre.

Source: Sparling and Schipper, 2004.