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Vigna parkeri sp. maranguensis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.17211228Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)1500250010003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude10-3540Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -2700Soil salinity
Soil PH5647Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (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)Photoperiod
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 sp. heterocarpon, Desmodium intortum, Lotus uliginosus, Trifolium repens, Trifolium semipilosumlowlow

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