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Vicia benghalensis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1824830Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)7009003101660Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude30-4545Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.574.58.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant