Cowpeas

General Information: Cowpeas have an indefinite growth habit. Early plantings thus yield more vegetative growth and later plantings more reproductive growth (more pods), Planting depth – not deeper than 5cm, Plant in Nov/Dec for hay production and Dec/Jan for grain production, Cut hay as soon as 25% of the pods have discolored, Harvest grain as […]

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Dolichos Bean

Characteristics:   An annual aggressive summer legume grown for grazing, hay and silage production. Very good green manure and rotation crop for soil improvement.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL  Dolichos Bean (Dolichos lab lab) Common Rongai – long grower Highworth – short season grower 15-20 […]

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Melilotus Alba

Add Value with white sweet clover (Melilotus Alba)!   Why Melilotus Alba?   It is a highly palatable summer legume that livestock simply cannot resist, Although an annual crop, it has the ability to resow itself for the next season, With ample and well-spread rainfall, the crop can be grown almost anywhere, Well adapted to […]

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Sunhemp

Characteristics:   An annual summer legume grown mainly for green manuring but can also be grazed. It is frost sensitive and drought tolerant. Can be sown up to the end of January for green manure. Grows 1-2 meters in height. Not all that palatable for stock.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL […]

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