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Iron and Clay Cowpea - Cover Crop

Iron and Clay Cowpea - Cover Crop

Vigna unguiculata

Cowpeas are frost sensitive, but a wonderful option for growing in hot weather. Long taproots help with drought resistance. Excellent nitrogen fixer and produce a high level of green manure in short time. Sow mid-spring once soil has warmed. Will winter kill. Seeding rates of 2lbs her 1000 square feet or 50-75 lbs / acre broadcast.

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