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Phaseolus coccineus

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), roots/tubers, forage/pasture, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, cover crop
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1226530Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80015004002600Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude--1525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 14002800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.5758.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear 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)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, common bean
permanent rainfedley cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant