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Chloris gayana

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2037550Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60015005502000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude20183234Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2200Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH4.5748.5Soil 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), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, grazing/browsing, compete with companion cropsAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedphase planting

(at most )

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