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Andropogon gayanus

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281632Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)75014004003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1525Soil Al. toxnone (<5% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.56.547.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingCentrosema pubescens, Pueraria phaseoloides, Stylosanthes spp., Desmodium heterocarpon ssp. ovalifolium, Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. heterocarpon, Arachis pintoi, Centrosema acutifolium, Centrosema brasilianumlowlow

(at most )

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