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Trifolium steudneri

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1428832Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)100018007002000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1013Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 11002800Soil salinity
Soil PH5748Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.drought, flooding, grazing/browsingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle5090
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingPennisetum clandestinum, Pennisetum schimperi, Cynodon dactylon, Setaria sphacelata, Trifolium quartinianum, Trifolium rueppellianum, Trifolium tembenselowlow
permanent rainfedinter-croppingTriticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgaremediumlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
materialhoneyflowers
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots