Calopogonium mucunoides (CM)

Calopogonium mucunoides (CM)



PLANT CHARACTER
Vigorous annual or short-lived trailing perennial. The stems are succulent, covered with long brown hairs. Rooting is dense and shallow at most 50cm deep. Creeping in the lower parts. Rooting at nodes in contact with the soil. Upper part of stem is twining. Mass of foliage is between 30-55cm deep.

 

USES

N-fixing legume, controls erosion, reduces soil temperature, improves soil fertility, and controls weeds.

PLANT CHARACTER

Vigorous annual or short-lived trailing perennial. The stems are succulent, covered with long brown hairs. Rooting is dense and shallow at most 50cm deep. Creeping in the lower parts. Rooting at nodes in contact with the soil. Upper part of stem is twining. Mass of foliage is between 30-55cm deep.

USES

N-fixing legume, controls erosion, reduces soil temperature, improves soil fertility, and controls weeds.

GROWTH HABIT

Moderately shade tolerant. Warm-growing legume. Can withstand flooding conditions. Grows better on acidic clay soils (pH 4.5-5). Poor drought tolerant.

PLANTING TYPE & SEEDING RATE

Monoculture-10kg/ha. Mixture- 4kg/ha

PLANTING METHOD

Drill or in holes

DRY MATTER PRODUCTION

14t/ha (single cut)

NO. OF SEEDS/KG

65,000 - 70,000 Seeds

Moderately shade tolerant. Warm-growing legume. Can withstand flooding conditions. Grows better on acidic clay soils (pH 4.5-5). Poor drought tolerant.

PLANTING TYPE & SEEDING RATE

Monoculture-10kg/ha. Mixture- 4kg/ha

PLANTING METHOD

Drill or in holes

DRY MATTER PRODUCTION

14t/ha (single cut)

NO. OF SEEDS/KG
65,000 - 70,000 Seeds