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Table 1 Vegetation cover and biomass of the three grazing systems in Chepareria, Kenya

From: Pasture enclosures increase soil carbon dioxide flux rate in Semiarid Rangeland, Kenya

  Grazing systems LSD cv% P-value
OGR CGE GDE
Bare ground (%) 79.27 ± 2.64a 65.58 ± 5.97b 59.78 ± 5.48c 2.01 7.10 < 0.001
Perennial grasses (%) 2.89 ± 1.48c 7.84 ± 4.49b 13.44 ± 3.57a 1.37 30.8 < 0.001
Annual grasses (%) 14.44 ± 2.45a 7.71 ± 1.67c 11.91 ± 2.75b 0.98 20.7 < 0.001
Forbs (%) 3.40 ± 2.21c 18.87 ± 2.96a 14.87 ± 7.05b 1.17 22.6 < 0.001
Total plant cover (%) 20.73 ± 2.64c 34.42 ± 5.97b 40.22 ± 5.48a 2.01 15.1 < 0.001
Herbaceous aboveground biomass (kg DM ha−1) 72.0 ± 54.7c 483.1 ± 170.0b 560.4 ± 193.1a 61.10 39.4 < 0.001
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation (SD) (n = 9). Different lowercase letters indicate significant differences between grazing systems (P < 0.05)
  2. OGR open grazing rangeland, GDE grazing dominated enclosure, CGE contractual grazing enclosure
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