Cowpea Seed

INTRODUCTION
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is ranked close to common beans as a food legume in Africa. It performs well in hotter and drier parts of Zambia replacing common bean as a food crop for grain and leaf in those areas.

Due to the development of a strong tap-root, cowpea has good drought tolerance which makes it better adapted to lighter and sandier soils than many other legumes.

Vigna belongs to the tribe Phaseolae of the sub-family Papilionoideae. Vigna unguiculata is sub-divided into five (5) sub-species, three (3) of which are cultivated types.

ub-species unguiculata, the common cowpea, is one of the cultivated sub-species and the most widespread and most diverse.

Cultivated cowpeas are annual herbs whose remarkable morphological diversity and the physiological basis for it, have been studied intensely over the past decade in both controlled and field environments.


More Information on Cowpea
Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Harvesting

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province