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The soil samples of the lysimeters were taken from 0 to 30 cm depth and soil characteristics were analyzed based on the methods recommended by Hazelton & Murphy (2016). Also, to measure the quality of the water used, water samples were taken from the well and went into analysis in the laboratory of the Soil and Water Research Department of AREEO. The physicochemical properties of the soil sample are given in Table 1.

Table 1

Soil characteristics (0–30 cm depth) of the experimental site

Soil propertyValue
Clay (%) 20.9 ± 0.30 
Silt (%) 26.8 ± 0.56 
Sand (%) 51.6 ± 0.77 
Textural class Sandy clay loam 
pH (1:5 soil:water) 7.08 ± 0.02 
Electric conductivity (dS m−1) (1:5 soil:water) 1.13 ± 0.02 
Total organic carbon (%) 1.17 ± 0.01 
Total N (% by weight) 0.18 ± 0.002 
Pava (mg.kg−111.7 ± 0.29 
Kava (mg.kg−1365.2 ± 1.73 
T.N.V.b (% CaCO39.25 ± 0.14 
Spc (%) 36.28 ± 0.64 
Bulk density (g/cm31.53 ± 0.02 
Soil propertyValue
Clay (%) 20.9 ± 0.30 
Silt (%) 26.8 ± 0.56 
Sand (%) 51.6 ± 0.77 
Textural class Sandy clay loam 
pH (1:5 soil:water) 7.08 ± 0.02 
Electric conductivity (dS m−1) (1:5 soil:water) 1.13 ± 0.02 
Total organic carbon (%) 1.17 ± 0.01 
Total N (% by weight) 0.18 ± 0.002 
Pava (mg.kg−111.7 ± 0.29 
Kava (mg.kg−1365.2 ± 1.73 
T.N.V.b (% CaCO39.25 ± 0.14 
Spc (%) 36.28 ± 0.64 
Bulk density (g/cm31.53 ± 0.02 

aPav: available phosphorus, Kav: available potassium.

bT.N.V.: total neutralizing value, the percentage of the limestone capable of neutralizing an acid.

cSp: the saturation percentage, equals the weight of water required to saturate the pore space divided by the weight of the dry soil.

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