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Pachyrhizus erosus

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), roots/tubers, forage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301536Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)130017002507000Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude10-2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1750Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.584.38Soil drainage
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingmaize, common beanlowlow
arable irrigatedsole croppinglowlow
arable irrigatedratoon croppingmaize, common bean, onionlowlow
arable irrigatedinter-plantingricelowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beverageproteinroots
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
animal food (feed)proteinroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
poisonfishleaves
poisonfishbark
poisonfishfruits
poisoninsectsleaves
poisoninsectsbark
poisoninsectsfruits
poisonmammalsleaves
poisonmammalsbark
poisonmammalsfruits
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant