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Cicer arietinum

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorypulses (grain legumes)
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1529735Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010003001800Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3050Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH68.54.79.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

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)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-9Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedratoon croppingpearl millet, sorghum, maize, cotton, guar, sesame, rice, jute, durum wheat, wheat, barley, linseed, rapeseed, safflower, tef, faba bean, berseem
arable irrigatedinter-croppingsafflower, sorghum, maize

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsseedlings
food & beveragemineralsseedlings
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
medicinalfruits