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Tripsacum andersonii

Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301235Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)1500200010003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH44.52.75Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle45365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingManihot esculentalowmedium
grazingphase plantingDesmodium intortum, Calliandra calothyrsus, Leucaena leucocephala, Sesbania sesbanlowlow

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Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalmulchentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant