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Eleusine coracana ssp. coracana

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1830835Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50011003004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.58.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle75180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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