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Sesbania rostrata

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15301035Soil textureheavyheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)150035006005000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2532Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinity
Soil PH67.558.5Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), large scale/commercialCrop cycle6090
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
leyfalloworyza sativalowlow
grazingphase plantinggrasseslowlow

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant