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Cowpeas
Climate and Soil

Climatic and soil requirements

  • Adapts from arid to humid regions
  • Performs best on well-drained sandy loam and clay loam soils

 

Fertilizer

  • 200-300 kg/ha of phosphorous

 

Planting

Planting

  • Early planting is recommended

 

Plant population

  • Spacing of 0.75 between rows and 0.20 m between plants within a row is recommended
Recommended Cowpea cultivars and their characteristics

 

Cultivar

Seed color

Seed size

Growth habit

Days to maturity (days)

Yield potential (t/ha)

ER7

Cream

Small

Upright determinate

60

2.0

Blackeye

White with black eye

Medium

Semi-spreading indeterminate

80

2.0

Tswana

Tan

Medium

Spreading indeterminate

110

2.5

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