Regular detoxification is necessary and cowpeas
promote the digestion function and help regulate bowel movements to relieve the body of toxins.
, (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp) (Fabaceae), is a legume that originated in Africa and India (Phillips et al.
Beyond the table, cowpeas
are useful as ground cover, weed suppression, green manure, and forage for livestock.
In many parts of Embu, a 2kg tin of maize is selling at S0 up from at least Sh60 the same quantity of green grams at Sh100 up from Sh250 and cowpeas
at Sh50 up from the usual Sh200.According to Ms Rose Mutugi, a farmer from Kerugoya in Kirinyaga county, a 2kg tin of maize is going for as low as Sh20 or Sh25.She said majority of farmers were being forced to sell at that price so as to raise money for school fees and other needs."Finding a buyer is a challenge but those turning up are offering so low prices that it cannot even meet the cost of production.
(Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) plays an increasingly important role in the food security of peoples of several tropical and subtropical regions in the world characterized by a high rainfall irregularity and low technological level (Bezerra et al., 2014a).
The flower bud thrips, Megalurothrips sjostedti, is a major pest of cowpea
that can cause yield losses of up to 100%.
Farmers and agriculture extension officers have to be well informed through both formal and informal education, radio, and television programmes on the need to cultivate Striga-resistant cowpeas
in Northern Ghana to improve cowpea
production and control the parasitic weed from further spreading down-south.
After efforts under the initial PICS program, begun in 2007, on using the technology to store cowpeas
, a second phase involved research into how the bags could be used to store other crops, such as maize.
But weevils, a type of beetle, can destroy cowpeas
sodium benzoate (100 and 150 g mL-1) salicylic acid (50 and 100 g mL-1) CaCl2 (0.5 and1.0%) and KNO3 (1.0 and 2.0%) on grain yield and quality of two forage cowpea
cultivars CL 367 and Cowpea
thrive in heat, grow fast and--with taproots reaching almost 8 feet deep--are highly drought-tolerant.
Indire-Lavusa, Beans and Cowpeas
as Leaf Vegetables and Grain Legumes, vol.
[Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] has good capacity to withstand drought, by restraining its own growth, especially in the vegetative stage, and resuming it with the return of rainfall, allowing recovery of plant mass in a very effective way (Hall, 2012).
, [Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp], is a dominant staple crop in some Sahelian countries.
The lack of information about the effects of salinity on germination of algerian cowpea
prompted us to study the salt tolerance levels of five populations (EK1, TZ7, A17, B23 and IS13) of cowpea
Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.