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Setaria sphacelata cv. Nandi

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2025630Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100014007002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1035Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2400Soil 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)
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-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, floodingAbiotic 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