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Triticum aestivum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem, C3 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1523527Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)7509003001600Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude30-6065Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe 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)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-20Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90250
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole cropping

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
animal food (feed)starchseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
materialpaperleaves
materialgums/resinsleaves
fuelsnon-wood fuelleaves
medicinalskin applicationsseeds
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds
medicinalnervous system applicationsseeds
medicinalimmune system applicationsseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsseeds