Cowpea

Vigna unguiculata
Excellent green manure source

Cowpea - Cowpea

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Height Range: 20 - 30 inches
Seeding Rate: 30-50 lbs. / acre
Seeds Per Pound: 3500

Also know as Blackeyed Peas, Cowpeas can produce 100-150 ponds of nitrogen per acre if properly innoculated. Can be a good soil builder and provide good erosion control. They show excellent heat and drought tolerance which can make for a good summer fallow cover. Works well with buckwheat if more weed control is desired and not as much desire for nitrogen production.  Photo courtesy of extension.org.