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Sesamum indicum

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301040Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010003001500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle40180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingsorghum, millet, maize, pigeon peas, finger milletlowmedium
permanent rainfedley croppinghighlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
fuelscharcoalbark
fuelsnon-wood fuelbark
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds