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Trifolium subterraneum

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525330Soil texturelightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010002501630Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude30255055Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.58.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-15Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle100240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazinginter-croppingLolium multiflorum, Lolium perenne, Cynodon dactylon, Phalaris aquatica, red clover, white clover
arable irrigatedinter-croppinggrains
perennial cropsinter-culturealmond, vine

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant