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Festuca arundinacea

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1522530Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60013004001500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude44426062Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5849.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe 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)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle150180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase planting perennial ryegrass, orchard grass, white clover, subterranean clover, alfalfa, red cloverhighlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalpollution controlentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant