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Leptochloa fusca

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, weed
Life spanbiennial, perennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1530940Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)25010001002900Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5839.9Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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