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Vigna parkeri sp. acutifolia

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erect, climber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.23271732Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)1500200010002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1520Soil Al. toxlow (6-15% of CEC)medium (16-25% of CEC
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH4.55.546Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.grazing/browsing, tramplingAbiotic suscept.drought
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
grazingphase plantingIschaemum ciliare, Paspalum conjugatum, Pennisetum clandestinum, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria humidicola, Alysicarpus vaginalis, Desmodium heterocarpon sp. ovalifolium, Desmodium incanum, Desmodium triflorumlowlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant