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Setaria sphacelata cv. Kazungula

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2228832Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)120016009002400Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-2035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.557Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, flooding, grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingNeonotonia wightii, Desmodium intortum, Desmodium uncinatum, Macroptilium atropurpureum, Vigna parkeri, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repenslowlow

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