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Lolium perenne

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, biennial, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1425435Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)70017505002300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude33306064Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH574.58.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-croppingred clover, white clover, alfalfa, subterranean clover, birdsfoot trefoil, orchard grass, tall fescue, oats, barley
grazingratoon croppingstraw berry, nursery stock, vegetables

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)proteinleaves
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant