cowpea cowpea

Definition(s):

  1. (n) fruit or seed of the cowpea plant
  2. (n) sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure
  3. (n) eaten fresh as shell beans or dried

News

  1. 2 grants to UC Riverside boost scientists' efforts in developing improved cowpea varieties

    ( University of California - Riverside ) Scientists at the University of California, Riverside received substantial funding -- nearly $7 million -- by way of two grants from the US Agency for International Development to continue their work on developing better yielding varieties of cowpea through new genomic resources and marker-assisted breeding -- research by which UC Riverside directly ...
    on October 31, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Two Grants to UC Riverside Boost Scientists’ Efforts in Developing Improved Cowpea Varieties

    UC Riverside scientists have received nearly $7 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development to continue their work on developing better yielding varieties of cowpea.
    on October 30, 2013     Source: UC Riverside

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  1. "So called 'orphan' crops such as cowpea and groundnuts are not minor or insignificant crops," said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. "They are of great importance to regional food security. In addition, they...
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Cary Fowler Source: East African

  2. "The cowpea has worldwide importance as a crop for both human and animal nutrition," said Payne of Texas AgriLife Research, assistant director for research at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. "Introducing improved...
    on Jul 29, 2009 By: Bill Payne Source: Science Daily (press release)

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