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Panicum trichocladum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.16281036Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)120020009005000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinity
Soil PH67.558Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Centrosema pubescens, Pueraria phaseoloides, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Macrotyloma axillare, Neonotonia wightii, Stylosanthes guianensis, Stylosanthes capitata, Stylosanthes macrocephala, Leucaena leucocephalalowlow
perennial cropsphase plantingCocos nuciferalowlow

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