Cowpea (Land Selection)

Cowpea is a self pollinated crop, but however, out-crossing is higher than beans and groundnuts. The minimum recommended isolation distance for a seed crop is 20 metres. Where insect activity is expected to be high at least 50 metres isolation distance should be maintained. A crop of maize or sunflower may also be grown around the cowpea seed crop to reduce chances of contamination. To prevent admixture by volunteers from previous crops the land should not have had a cowpea crop in the previous two seasons.

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


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