Cowpea Research

Research Helping Us to Feed the World

Cowpea and yard-long bean, mostly cultivated for green pod and seeds, are very important legume crops for protein and minerals, worldwide.

Cowpea |  ( Vigna unguiculata ) is one of several  species  of the widely cultivated genus  Vigna . Four subspecies are recognized, of which three are cultivated (more exist, including  V. textilis V. pubescens , and  V. sinensis ) -Wikipedia

At Tennessee State, research is being conducted to help to increase yield production by identifying and reducing disease agents.