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Panicum coloratum

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1726835Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50017004002600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude13153033Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5.56.557.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle100180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Setaria incrassata, Bothriochloa insculpta, Clitoria ternatea, Desmanthus sp., Desmodium uncinatum, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Medicago sativa, Neonotonia wightii, Trifolium subterraneum, Vicia villosa sp. varia (Vicia villosa sp. dasycarpa)lowlow

(at most )

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