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Vigna trilobata

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22311835Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)7009005201440Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH78.56.59Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.fire, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle3060
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPanicum coloratum, Panicum maximum, Setaria incrassata, Clitoria ternatea, Desmanthus sp., Stylosanthes seabranalowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant