TABLE 1.

Main characteristics of the three soils examined in this studya

SoilGeographic origin (Canton)Soil usageSoil layer sampled (cm)% Content (wt/wt)Texture% Organic matter (wt/wt)pHH2O% Water content (wt/wt)b
ClaySiltSand
EschikonZürichFallow0-25154243Loam3.57.022
TänikonThurgauFallow0-25243640Loam5.56.828
MellstorfAargauConifer forest5-8104248Loam18.13.832
  • a All three were cambisols.

  • b As determined at Ψw = −0.03 MPa.