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Paspalum dilatatum

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301336Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)90013007501700Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2840Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-3
Abiotic toler.drought, flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAcroceras macrum, Axonopus fissifolius, Chloris gayana, Setaria sphacelata, Arachis pintoi, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosum, Vigna parkerilowlow

(at most )

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