Nutrients in soil under Mucuna bracteata

Organic carbon and total nitrogen in 0-15 cm  as well as in 15-30 cm soil layer of soil  increased considerably.Total nitrogen increase is 90 percent  in 15 cm soil while in 30 cm deep soil is 88 percent. The increase in organic carbon is 65 and 122 percent respectively in 15 cm and 30 cm deep soil respectively. Major nutrients like Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium  content are increased in soils under Mucuna bracteata. Over 97 kg of nitrogen is reported to accumulate in soils under Mucuna bracteata. Annie Philip et al (2005) reported favourable effect of Mucuna bracteata on the phyco chemical properties of Rubber growing soil.