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Cowpea, a member of the leguminoseae family, is a multipurpose kharif crop.

 

 

Cowpea, a member of the leguminoseae family, is a multipurpose kharif crop.

It is used as a pulse, as fodder and as a green manure crop. Green pods of cowpeas are relished as vegetables.

Being rich in protein and other nutrients it is known as vegetable meat. It is generally cultivated as a mixed crop, rarely as a pure crop.


Climatic requirements:

It can be grown in all tropical and sub-tropical climates. Germination of cowpea is better between 12 and 150 C. The crop grows best between 27 and 350 C

   
                                                                                                                       
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