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Digitaria milanjiana

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2228835Soil texturemedium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)6008003751700Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude2102430Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.5748Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.flooding, trampling
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAeschynomene americana, Centrosema brasilianum, Centrosema pascuorum, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Clitoria ternatea, Macroptilium gracile, Stylosanthes hamata, Stylosanthes scabra.lowlow

(at most )

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