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Paspalum atratum

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22271633Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)1300200011003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude14-2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -600Soil salinity
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle150210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPaspalum notatum cv. Pensacola, Setaria sphacelata, Arachis pintoi, Calopogonium mucunoides, Centrosema acutifolium, Desmodium heterocarpum sp. ovalifolium, Pueraria phaseoloideslowlow

(at most )

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