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Panicum virgatum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1732636Soil texturelightlight
Rainfall (annual)50011003502700Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH674.98.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle140365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
fuelsnon-wood fuelbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholbark
fuelsalcoholbark