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Digitaria decumbens

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2832635Soil textureheavyheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)450650380800Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude15152525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 4501100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH574.59Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.drought, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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