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Medicago sativa

Life formherbPhysiology
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2127545Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)60012003502700Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude38365658Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6. drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe 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 rest-25Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle100210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedsole cropping
arable irrigatedinter-croppingBromus inermis, Festuca pratense, Festuca arundinacea, Phleum pratense, Festuca pratense, Festuca arundinacea, Phleum pratense, Dactylis glomerata, Phalaris arundinacea
arable irrigatedratoon croppingwheat, oats, flax, potato, rice, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, maize
perennial cropsalley croppingapple, orange

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Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalpollution controlentire plant
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beverageproteinseedlings
food & beveragevitaminsseedlings
food & beveragemineralsseedlings
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
fuelsnon-wood fuelbark