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Eragrostis tef

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, materials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2228230Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60012003002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-2045Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.558.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle65150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedratoon cropping rapeseed, safflower, sunflower, chickpea, field pea, faba bean, haricot bean
permanent rainfedley cropping maize, sorghum

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragestarchseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
materialfibresleaves