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Ornithopus sativus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.15201124Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, wide
Rainfall (annual)600800500900Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude27254850Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinity
Soil PH4.56.547Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonesubtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.droughtAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfednormadismZea mayshighlow
grazingphase plantingTrifolium subterraneum, Trifolium hirtumlowlow

(at most )

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