Crop TypeWarm Season Legume
Seeds / Lb4,100
Minimum Germination Temperature58F

This warm season legume is suggested when planting around the first of June. Iron and Clay cowpeas are known to be well adapted to heat and are very drought hardy. Some cowpea roots have been shown to go over 8’ down. Even though these don’t flower, they still attract beneficial insects by releasing extra-flrorel nectar from their stems and leaves. Its known to have such substantial production of N, that even if harvested for seed, it leaves the soil with a positive N credit. Cowpeas are also a great option for grazing when a high protein content is desired (19-24%).

Nitrogen Scavenger2
Soil Builder3
Prevent Erosion5
Weed Suppression5
Quick Growth5
Lasting Residue2
Make P and K Available3
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease1
Attract Beneficial Insects4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent