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Phalaris arundinacea

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1725238Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)70015003002600Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude43416370Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH674.58.2Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingsole cropping
grazinginter-croppinglegumes

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
environmentalpollution controlentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant