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Panicum coloratum var. makarikariense

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.26322035Soil textureheavyheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)5007003751200Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude16142426Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)high (>10 dS/m))
Soil PH5.56.557.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (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), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.drought, flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Setaria incrassata, Bothriochloa insculpta, Clitoria ternatea, Desmanthus sp., Desmodium uncinatum, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Medicago sativa, Neonotonia wightii, Trifolium subterraneum, Vicia villosa sp. varia (Vicia villosa sp. dasycarpa)lowlow

(at most )

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