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Chenopodium quinoa

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, vegetables, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1418235Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010002502600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -4000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.584.59.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), 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), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-8Killing temp. early growth-8
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedratoon croppingpotato
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
medicinalsensory applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsleaves
medicinalskin applicationsleaves
medicinalblood system applicationsleaves
medicinalsensory applicationsseeds
medicinalimmune system applicationsseeds
medicinalskin applicationsseeds
medicinalblood system applicationsseeds
poisoninsectsleaves