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Zingiber officinale

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.19291335Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)140030007004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1520Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH674.37.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)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. systemCrop cycle270365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedratoon cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivecondiment/seasoningroots
materialessential oilsroots
materialcosmetics & perfumeryroots
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
medicinalnervous system applicationsroots
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsroots
medicinalskin applicationsroots
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots