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Centrosema pascuorum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.22321040Soil textureheavy, medium, light, wideheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)70015003502000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--1720Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 201000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle90180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedphase plantingCenchrus ciliaris, Brachiaria decumbens, Urochloa mosambicensis, Andropogon gayanus, Setaria sphacelata, Panicum maximumhighlow

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant