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Table 1 Chemical and granulometric properties (0–20 cm) of the soils where the field experiments were performed

From: Biotechnological potential of rhizobial metabolites to enhance the performance of Bradyrhizobium spp. and Azospirillum brasilense inoculants with soybean and maize

Site Chemical   Granulometry
  pH 1 P H + Al Al K Ca + Mg SB 2 CEC 2 BS 2 C Clay Silt Sand
  CaCl 2 mgdm –3 --------cmol cdm –3--------- % g dm –3 -------- g kg –1--------
Bonito 4.22 1.94 8.42 1.02 0.45 3.98 4.43 12.85 34 7.7 162 266 572
Ponta Grossa 5.68 2.55 3.63 0.00 0.11 4.55 4.66 8.29 56 21.7 238 30 732
Três Lagoas 5.23 7.04 2.95 0.00 0.08 1.93 2.01 4.95 40 25.7 86 44 870
  1. 1Before addition of lime.
  2. 2SB, sum of bases; CEC, cation exchange capacity; BS, bases saturation = [(K + Ca + Mg)/Tcec] × 100, where Tcec = K + Ca + Mg + total acidity at pH 7.0 (H + Al).