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Macroptilium lathyroides

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop, 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.25301535Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80020004003500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2530Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)low (6-15% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH674.58Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-7Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.trampling
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingChloris gayana, Dichanthium aristatum, Panicum maximum cv. Petrie, Paspalum atratum, Paspalum dilatatum, Paspalum plicatulum, Setaria sphacelata, Brachiaria mutica, Aeschynomene americana, Desmodium heterocarpon cv. Florida, Trifolium repenslowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots