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Eleusine indica

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, vegetables, environmental, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.2026635Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)50012004504300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.38.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibres
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
food & beveragevitaminsseedlings
food & beveragemineralsseedlings
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
environmentalerosion controlentire plant