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Dioscorea alata

Description
Life formvinePhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20321440Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)120040007008000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.88.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth9
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle220300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beverageproteinroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
animal food (feed)starchroots
animal food (feed)proteinroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
non-vertebrate foodmineralsroots
environmentalagroforestryentire plant