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Table 3 Soil properties in the two layers at each Miscanthus site

From: N2O and CH4 emission from Miscanthus energy crop fields in the infertile Loess Plateau of China

Sites Soil layer (cm) Soil organic carbon (mg g−1) Total N (mg g−1) C/N ratio pH Bulk density (g cm−3)
QG 0–10 10.23 ± 0.57 0.89 ± 0.08 11.73 ± 0.74 8.54 ± 0.05 1.20 ± 0.07
10–20 7.73 ± 0.16 0.73 ± 0.02 10.67 ± 0.15 8.60 ± 0.04 1.32 ± 0.08
JH 0–10 8.23 ± 0.88 0.98 ± 0.10 8.51 ± 0.54 5.88 ± 0.03 1.38 ± 0.05
10–20 5.91 ± 0.71 0.95 ± 0.09 6.33 ± 0.48 6.02 ± 0.05 1.41 ± 0.04