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Gossypium hirsutum

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22361542Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)75012004501500Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude--3247Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1250Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH67.559.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe 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)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle150200
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole cropping

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibresfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds