Cowpea Research

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.

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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


Our Papers

(2022) Genetic differentiation of grain, fodder and pod vegetable type cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata L.) identified through genotyping-by-sequencing.

(2022) Development of Biotic Stress Resistant Cowpea.

(2022) Advanced Breeding Strategies for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cowpea.

(2019) Effects of Moisture Deficit on the Yield of Cowpea Genotypes in the Guinea Savannah of Northern Ghana.

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

Increasing Production

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