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Paspalum notatum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1830536Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)90021007502500Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--3035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH56.24.38.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensitycloudy skieslight shadevery brightheavy shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.drought, flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle150270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
leyfallowLycopersicon esculentum, Arachis hypogaealowlow
grazingphase plantingPaspalum nicorae, Axonopus fissifolius, Aeschynomene americana, Arachis glabrata, Arachis pintoi, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosum, Vigna parkeri; Aeschynomene falcata, Lotononis bainesii, Stylosanthes guianensis var. intermedialowlow

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