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Euchlaena mexicana

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1728332Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80012507002400Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude10103030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
food additivesweetenerseeds