Kalahari

Cowpea

Enterprise Type

Growing Season

Summer

Leaf Size

Large

Rainfall / Irrigation

500mm+

Kalahari is a recently bred and developed multipurpose cowpea. It has a very strong spreading growth habit and was selected for its high vegetative dry matter  production and high seed yields. It is an easy to establish crop with high seedling vigour, wide adaption to soil types and drought hardiness. Kalahari has shown to be very palatable with a large leaf area and attractive dark green foliage. 

 

Key Benefits & Features

» High quality summer finishing feed 
» Good tolerance to drought and heat stress 
» Adapted to a wide ranges of soil types, from sands to heavy well drained clays
» Great forage type with good regrowth potential 
» Suitable for intercrop with Maize, sorghum and millets 
» High levels of  nitrogen fixation during growing season

 

Sowing Rate

10-40kg/ha

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