Table 1: Soil total nitrogen, carbon, and C : N ratio for a sandy loam soil in the Mid-Atlantic by year.

YearTotal nitrogenTotal carbonC : N ratio
 g kg−1g C g N−1

20090.49 a5.26 a10.72 b
20100.46 ab4.88 a10.52 b
20110.42 b4.87 a11.47 a

LSD0.100.040.540.40
Pr > F0.07160.35000.0081

Means within each dependent variable with the same letter are not significantly different (P ≥ 0.10; Fisher’s Protected LSD) and can be compared within column.