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Brachiaria decumbens

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25351938Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)150018009002400Soil fertilitymoderate
Latitude--2427Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.56.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingStylosanthes sp., Centrosema sp., Pueraria phaseoloides, Pueraria sp., Desmodium heterophyllum

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