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Pueraria phaseoloides

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologysingle stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers, forage/pasture, materials, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.15301235Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)120032008504300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1823Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)high (<5% of CEC)
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.56.53.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesclear skieslight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.fire, drought
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle240365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingAndropogon gayanus, Melinis minutiflora, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum purpureum, Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisklowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
food & beverageroots
materialfibres