Pueraria javanica (PJ)
Perennial, twining and climbing legume. It is deep-rooted, hairy and a bit woody. Primary stem can grow up to 10m. Secondary stems grow from the nodes. Mass of foliage is between 60-75cm deep.
Nitrogen fixer, smothers weed growth, controls erosion, retains soil moisture and attracts beneficial organisms.
Moderately shade tolerant. Able to survive temporary water-logging. Can withstand 4-5 months of dry season.
PLANTING TYPE & SEEDING RATE
Monoculture-10kg/ha. Mixture- 4kg/ha
Drill or in holes
DRY MATTER PRODUCTION
NO. OF SEEDS/KG
80,000 - 88,000 Seeds