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Acroceras macrum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.16261230Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80015006252000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.85.84.37.3Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle120365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingHemarthria altissima, Lotononis bainesii, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium fragiferum, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosum, Vigna parkeri, Trifolium spp.lowlow

(at most )

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