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Crotalaria juncea

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, medicinals & aromatic, cover crop, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2030440Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)50015002004300Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude17173030Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6758.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60160
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingtobacco, vegetables, dry grains, rice, maize, cotton, sugarcane, pineapples, coffee, orchard crops

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialfibresbark
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalcover cropentire plant
medicinalblood system applicationsseeds
poisonmammalsseeds