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Urochloa oligotricha

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25321536Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70015004003750Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 3002000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingUrochloa mosambicensis, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Desmanthus sp., Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant