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Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologyC4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, vegetables
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.19231032Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100016005002500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude10103030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest4Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle30300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beverageproteinleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
animal food (feed)proteinbark
animal food (feed)mineralsbark
fuelsnon-wood fuelbark