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Ischaemum timorense

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental, weed
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281035Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)80020007003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2024Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.55.547Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChrysopogon aciculatus, Alysicarpus vaginalis, Desmodium triflorum, Mimosa pudica, Stylosanthes humilis, Stylosanthes hamatalowlow

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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