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Bothriochloa ischaemum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525630Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)40010003501200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude35105055Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantinggrasseshighlow

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