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Melilotus indica

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabitCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525428Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)6009002501300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude553550Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1650Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6.5758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), 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-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

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

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