Lablab

Species: Lablab [Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet]
Cultivars: Rongai. East Texas currently developing cultivars (Dr. Gerald Smith)
Origin: Africa
Use: Grazing, (wildlife).
Description:
General:
Life Span:
3-7 feet long, Vine, 3 large leaflets pinnately divided.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
4.5-7.8
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
24-98 Inches.
31ยบ F (minimum)
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
20 lb/A
March
0.25-0.5
$45//A
June-September
4000-6000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to lablab (Lablab spec. 1).
  • Does not cause bloat.

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