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Dactyloctenium aegyptium

Common Name(s): Crowfoot
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=70° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 16 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sands or disturbed soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Very drought resistant because it grows fast and reseeds itself. Tolerant of alkaline conditions.
Rust, Cercospora
Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical-dry winte, subtropical-humid, tropical-wet, dry climate
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Arabian peninsula, China, Western Asia, Indo-China
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