Standing dead and litter decomposition of big bluestem foliage and flowering stems were measured for two years using litterbag methods. Mass, nitrogen and phosphorus content were measured.
Location of Sampling Stations: 004B, 000B, Florence and Tully soils (1981-1983)
Frequency of Sampling: Stratified by watershed and soil type. 400 bags placed in field at beginning. 5-10 harvested quarterly for first year and every 6 months during the second year.
Variable Measured: Date, location, length of time in field, initial and final weight, matter type.
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For additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf