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Table 3 Mean organic matter loss on ignition (LOI; g kg−1) and ash-free concentrations of six nutrients (carbon, C; nitrogen, N; phosphorus, P; potassium, K; calcium, Ca; and magnesium, Mg) for pine foliar litter collected from three loblolly–shortleaf pine stands prior to a 472-day study (24 Feb 2000 to 10 Jun 2001) in southeastern Arkansas, USA

From: The influence of repeated prescribed fire on decomposition and nutrient release in uneven-aged loblolly–shortleaf pine stands

SourceOrganic matter LOI (g kg−1)Nutrient concentration (g kg−1)
CNPKCaMg
Burn9535024.470.281.393.850.96
Control9585044.490.231.153.420.81
P-value0.0010.9190.0990.0390.0250.0090.001