Dolichos
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Lab Lab Sub-tropical, Legume Annual, Summer

Spreading with medium to robust stems

Leaves trifoliate, leaflets broad ovate-rhomboid; 7.5 – 15 cm

Seed colour varies with white ; 2 000 – 5 000 seeds/kg

Dual purpose legume

Drought tolerance once established

High forage production potential with good quality

Crude protein: 21 – 36 %

Digestibility: 62 - 66 %

Dry matter production: 2 - 6 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, green manure & rotation crop

Adapted to most soil types, tolerates sandy, wet and acid soils

pH ranges 5.5 – 7.0

Plant during middle October – November

Seeding rate of 15 –20 kg/ha dryland; 20 – 25 kg/ha irrigated