Dolichos is a prostrate, twining, herbaceous annual / biennial crop. It is a summer legume crop with a well-developed taproot system.
It is a dual purpose crop; pulse grains or forage utilized by grazing it or in a cut-and-carry system. It can also be used as a cover crop.
The minimum annual rainfall requirement for Dolichos is 450 mm per annum, but production greatly increases in higher rainfall areas.
Grain yields: 1 - 3 t /ha/season
Forage yields: 4 - 12 t DM/ha/season
Depending on environmental conditions and management
Fixes atmospheric Nitrogen
Dual purpose legume
High forage quality
Green manure and cover crop application