Cowpeas are the most productive heat-adapted legume used agronomically in the US. They thrive in hot, moist zones where corn flourishes, but require more heat for optimum growth. Cowpeas protect soil from erosion, smother weeds and produce 100-150 lb/N per acre. They help to improve soil texture. Cowpeas are an excellent N source ahead of fall planted crops and attract many beneficial insects that prey on pests.
Season: Warm Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: Not recommended
Drilled: 55 lb/A, 1"-2" deep
Broadcast: 68 lb/A
Aerial: Ask a specialist for details
Dates: Don't plant cowpeas until soil temperature is a consistent 65 degrees and has adequate soil moisture for germination