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Urochloa mosambicensis

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15281035Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50013003601600Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude4-2029Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle70210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa pertusa, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes humilis, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant