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Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351438Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)150020006504100Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude20-3060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.37.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), 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)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest4Killing temp. early growth4
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle50150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant