Known as: Crotalária-Juncea.
Scientific name: Crotalaria Juncea L.
Kg per hectare: 30 kg per hectare.
Origin: India and Tropical Asia
Utilities: It is widely used in the implantation and renovation of sugarcane fields. Its use is recommended for situations that require large biomass production in a short time, from 3 to 4 months.
Growth: Upright Shrub
Germination time: Germination from 5 to 7 days depending on weather conditions.
Characteristics: It is an annual spring-summer legume, very fast growing and vigorous. It is the species that produces the greatest amount of biomass in the shortest time and, consequently, provides the greatest amount of nitrogen. Resistant to drought, more or less to cold and not frost. Legume indicated for medium to high fertility soils to combat nematodes, green manure and pulp production. Perennial Cycle.
Morphology: Reaches, in normal growing season, 3.0 to 3.5 m in height.