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Vigna mungo
Synonyms: Phaseolus mungo

Common Name(s): Black gram
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 60 to 130 (days)
Abs.Max=40° (C)    Opt.Max=35° (C)
Opt.Min=22° (C)    Abs.Min=8° (C)
Precipitation: 65 to 90 (cm.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Similar to mung bean in climatic needs. High salt tolerance.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Food - pulse
Steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Tropics, India
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