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Chloris virgata

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25301035Soil textureheavyheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)5007503002600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH6.57.568.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)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.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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