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Urochloa mosambicensis, mosambicensis type

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.17241032Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)40010003601300Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude642729Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinity
Soil PH786.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.fire, drought, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle70210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingBothriochloa pertusa, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes humilis, Stylosanthes scabralowlow

(at most )

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