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Astrebla pectinata

Common Name(s): Barley Mitchel grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=77° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 10 to 22 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Red/brown/grey cracking clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Exceptional drought tolerance and good frost tolerance.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder
Subtropical-dry winte, dry climate
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