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Synonyms for cowpea

sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure

eaten fresh as shell beans or dried

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Seeds of 5 cowpea landraces were collected from several areas across Algeria during years 2003, 2004, and 2005 [19].
Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Retention
allows farmers to store cowpeas, ensuring a supply of clean cowpeas for consumption and sale for many months following their harvest.
Studies indicated that heat stress accompanied by low soil moisture during flowering and pod setting stage in cowpea producing areas limit the grain yield and quality mainly due to reduced seed filling rate or duration and little seed set and weight (Mutters and Hall 1992; Wahid et al.
Because a number of varieties set seeds at as early as two months, cowpeas are outstanding candidates to follow spring crops and set nitrogen for heavy-feeding, fall-planted alliums.
Although cowpea is eaten more as seed, its use at all stages of growth as a vegetable crop has also been recognized.
maculatus in the selected legumes showed significant differences while the percentage emergence of beetle was highest in cowpea (95%) followed by bambara groundnut (84%) and pigeon pea (68%).
In the fall, when cowpeas begin to dry, the farmer opens the field for cows and other livestock to graze the nutritious plants; or, the "pea hay" is cut and dried for later use.
Four F1 hybrids were obtained between Selected - PSU (yardlong bean) as a susceptible cultivar and four cultivars of cowpea that had been reported as resistant cultivars; IT82E - 16, SR00 - 863, Suranaree 1, and Khao - hinson were planted in replicated plots under screenhouse conditions at the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Technology and Community Development, Thaksin University, Phatthalung Campus Phatthalung Province, Thailand, between September and November 2009.
The range features: Shrimp Papaya Salad, with carrot strips, roasted cashews, bits of chili and a soy-lemon dressing; Chik'n Teriyaki Noodle Salad, with broccoli, carrots and water chestnuts; Red Thai Fish Curry, with tilapia in a red curry sauce, potato and chili strips and Asian cowpeas; Yellow Thai Chik'n Curry with carrot strips, Asian cowpeas and diced shallot onions, and Thai Hom Mali Rice, with the sweet aroma of jasmine.
So, when Yankee soldiers raided food supplies in the South, they left behind the so-called worthless cowpeas.
Now research has shown that cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) detect and respond to degradation products when their tissues are chewed on by fall armyworms.
Cowpeas or southern peas--Vigna unguiculata--are legumes that produce a nutritious and energy-rich seed that serves as an excellent source of phenolic compounds.