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Medicago varia

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1523235Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70010005001450Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.5768Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-15Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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