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Guizotia abyssinica

Common Name(s): Nigerseed
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 160 (days)
Abs.Max=93° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=52° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Moist sand, loam, or clay
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
New US crop. Ethiopian oil crop, tolerant of high salinity, high boron, and low soil oxygen.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - birdseed, Animal Food - fodder, Material - lipids
Subtropical, tropical-rainy, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Northeastern tropical Africa
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