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Vigna parkeri

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1227835Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1200250010004000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3540Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5647Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAxonopus fissifolius, Chloris gayana, Digitaria eriantha, Paspalum dilatatum, Paspalum. mandiocanum, Paspalum notatum , Pennisetum clandestinum , Setaria sphacelata var. anceps, Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. heterocarpon, Desmodium intortum, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosumlowlow
grazingphase plantingIschaemum ciliare, Paspalum conjugatum, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria humidicola, Alysicarpus vaginalis, Desmodium heterocarpon subsp. ovalifolium, Desmodium incanum, Desmodium triflorumlowlow

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