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Chrysopogon aciculatus

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22281535Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70012004002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.56.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle42365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazing

(at most )

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