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Digitaria didactyla

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.25351542Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80011007001250Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-2030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle120180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingDesmodium triflorum, Zornia maculata, Glycine sp., Arachis pintoi, Aeschynomene falcata, Stylosanthes guianensis, Lotononis bainesii, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Trifolium repenslowlow

(at most )

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