Farm Seed Legumes Cowpeas Cowpeas (Iron & Clay)

Cowpeas (Iron & Clay)

Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 2786

A great cover crop for warm weather and Southern growers.

Grown much like soybeans. Frost sensitive, but fast growing to 2 1/2' in warm/hot weather. Sow midspring once soil has warmed. Drill at 25-50 lb./acre or broadcast up to 120 lb./acre, 1/2 to 1" deep. Relatively long taproots help withstand drought. Cowpeas are not tolerant of high weed pressure or wet soils and will perform poorly in these conditions. If planted thickly, they will smother out weeds. Cowpeas can also be used for underseeding in spring crops and tilled under prior to fall-planted crops. They can produce as much as 315 lb./acre nitrogen, although 130 lb./acre is more typical. High organic matter production. Inoculate with #9321 or #9359 for best performance. Avg. 4,600 seeds/lb.

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1 Pound

$6.15
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5 Pounds

$16.75
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25 Pounds

$53.25
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50 Pounds

$84.50
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Cowpeas are tolerant of low fertility and acid soils (preferred pH is 5.5-6.5). Plants do not regrow well after mowing or grazing.

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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time and rate specified for each variety listed. All legumes should be planted 1/4 to 1/2" deep.
FOR GREEN MANURE: For best results, till under when in the flowering stage.
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed with the variety copy. Organic systems should plant 1/3 to 1/2 heavier to allow for some weed pressures.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Vigna unguiculata
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 - 90 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated