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Table 1 Composition of the materials used to establish the manure storage experiment

From: Carbon and nutrient losses during manure storage under traditional and improved practices in smallholder crop-livestock systems—evidence from Kenya

Material Dry matter (g kg−1) Organic C (g kg−1) Total N (g kg−1) NH4-N (mg kg−1) NO3-N (mg kg−1) P (g kg−1) K (g kg−1) Ash (g kg-1) pH
Excreta 202 399 18.4 1056 165 6.5 10.4 248 8.0
Maize stover 605 384 4.5 99 52 0.1 3.2 297 8.1
Mix (2:3 v/v) 278 359 14.3 703 79 5.0 10.2 321 8.2
  1. All mass fractions for nutrients and C are expressed on a dry matter basis