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Pennisetum polystachyon

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem, multi stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.32351240Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)100020007503000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2323Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH56.54.48.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.trampling
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80190
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)entire plant
animal food (feed)entire plant
environmentalentire plant
environmentalentire plant