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Setaria italica

Description
Life formgrassPhysiology
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1626535Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)5007003004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.85.58.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle60120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedley cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)starchseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
poisonmammalsentire plant