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Echinochloa frumentacea

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25301035Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)5007504501000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.87.2Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle40120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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