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Phleum pratense

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1522226Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)80011003001800Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude36306570Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -3000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH674.58Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), 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 restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-croppingalsike clover, alfalfa, Dactylis glomerata, barley, Festuca pratensis, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repens
grazingphase planting

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant