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Cenchrus setigerus

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.28351540Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010002002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH77.568.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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