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Urochloa ramosa
Synonyms: Brachiaria ramosa; Panicum ramosum

Common Name(s): Browntop millet
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=48° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 7 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light textured soils
Soil Drainage: Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright-Lt shade
Adapted to Texas and Oklahoma. Excessively drained shallow soils. Low salt tolerance.
Animal Food - forage, Weed -


Geographical Origin:
Africa, Arabian peninsula, China, Western Asia, Indo-China
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