Table 3: Concentrations of major nutrients in F. benghalensis leaf litter retrieved at monthly intervals on decomposition.

Month after incubationN (%)P (%)K (%)
SurfaceSubsurfaceSurfaceSubsurfaceSurfaceSubsurface

0 (initial)1.1050.08451.004
10.9031.0890.1520.2200.6810.183
20.9671.0500.1290.0960.9940.080
30.9401.0500.2910.2300.3570.191
40.9921.0050.4860.2110.2060.175
50.9471.0300.1720.1190.1990.099
60.7401.0800.2730.1970.1990.164
71.3400.6600.0660.0750.3840.062
81.2300.9740.1710.0700.2840.058
91.4701.2500.3430.0770.3740.064
101.4101.1900.4200.1030.3250.085
111.2971.2400.1290.1150.2610.091
121.3201.0230.1660.1100.4100.110
LSD (0.05)T  :  NSP  :  NST  :  0.0774*P  :  NST  :  0.153**P  :  NS

T: treatment; P: period; NS: not significant. *Significant at ; .