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Should You Opt for the Legume? Adding Cowpeas to Forage Sorghum

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Cowpeas are a viney summer annual legume that can climb, tolerate some shade, and fill in the spaces
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Genevieve provides forage and cover crop research and marketing support for King's AgriSeeds Inc. in Lancaster County, PA. She has also worked on organic vegetable farms and as an intern in agricultural field trials at the Rodale Institute.

2 Comments

  1. Paul Nehring says:

    OK, some good points to consider, but it’s not just about yield and protein. Adding diversity in your plant species increases diversity in soil microbes as well, dramatically. That increases the amounts of available nutrients in the soil, which overall improves soil health, and plant health.

  2. Richard Moyer says:

    We have cowpeas and sorghum out for first time; will turn the cattle in later this week. I read to graze AS9302 to 6″. But I also want the cowpeas to regrow as well.

    Advice on rotationally grazing cowpeas/sorghum appreciated…Thanks!

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