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Phaseolus polyanthus

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorypulses (grain legumes), forage/pasture, cover crop
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.14241028Soil texturemedium, organicmedium
Rainfall (annual)1400220010002600Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.26.55.57Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle110365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, tepary bean, gourds, common bean

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant