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Tripsacum dactyloides

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1024730Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)80013006001500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3842Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-30Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle140300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingnonlowlow
grazingphase plantingPanicum coloratumlowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant