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Red Cowpeas - Raw Seed
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Good All-Around Summer Cover Crop

Item Number: SCL810

$3.19/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$3.19/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

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Vigna sinensis Warm season legume cover crop.

Great, all-around, summer cover crop. Tolerates moderate shade and can be planted in orchards and vineyards or under-sown with corn. Sets seeds in about 60 days.

  • Application Rate: 2-3 lb/1000 sq ft or 30-40 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Cowpea inoculant
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 2'
  • Uses: Fixing Nitrogen (up to 250 lb per acre), increasing organic matter, and smothering summer weeds (a thick stand can out-compete Bermuda grass). Can be used for grain, hay or pasture. Some nematocidal effect when incorporated after bloom (100 days).
  • Facts to Note: Grows best on sandy loams and well-drained warm soils, but can adapt to most conditions. Will thrive on low fertility soil if the pH is between 5.5 and 6.5. Fairly drought resistant with low irrigation requirement.

Features

  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Easily Established
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Helps Control Erosion
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Nematocidal Effects Reported
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Sales Unit Lb Life Cycle Tender Annual
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36" Planting Time Summer
Seed Variety Single
Sales Unit Lb
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Planting Time Summer
Seed Variety Single

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

April 29, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Most cover crops are planted in late summer, but there are some cover crop seed mixes that can go in the ground in the springtime and give you benefits by the end of the summer. Cover cropping is a cheap… read more »
June 29, 2010 - Sarah T
Recently, on our Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply Facebook page, there was a request made for more information about our cover crops. Being a newbie to the farming and gardening world, I was left… read more »
August 4, 2009 - Autumn from Peaceful Valley
One of our customers is experimenting with covercrops in their landscaping and I thought you would all enjoy their pictures and story. The following is posted below with permission from Chris from his… read more »

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

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