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Mucuna pruriens var utilis

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic, cover crop
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301035Soil texturemedium, lightwide
Rainfall (annual)1200150010003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinity
Soil PH56.547.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodnot sensitive
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedinter-croppingsugar cane, maize, coconut
arable irrigatedalley croppingmaize, millet

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beverageproteinseeds
medicinalnervous system applicationsseeds
materialother material/chemicalsseeds