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Indigofera hirsuta

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, medicinals & aromatic, cover crop, environmental, weed
Life spanannual, biennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301334Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)90017007502700Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3032Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1350Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy 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.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialdye/tanninleaves
animal food (feed)minerals
animal food (feed)vitamins
animal food (feed)minerals
medicinalleaves
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalcover cropentire plant