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Panicum sumatrense

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22271545Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)3505001501200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.257Soil 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), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle75150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfed

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant