Husbrandry of pulses.

Agricultural science SSS1 Second Term.


Husbandry of pulses.

Performance objectives.

Students should be able to:

  1. State major husbandry practices of pulses.


COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata)

The cowpea is a member of the pulses or legumes. It belongs to the family called Leguminosae. It is rich in proteins and is commonly fed on by Man. The fruit of cowpea is called a pod

Land preparation

The land is cleared after which the trash is packed. Weed-row burning can also be done. The land preparation is continued with stumping, ploughing, harrowing and ridging are done in sequence.


Erect type, creeping type, ife brown, ife bimpe, etc.

Climatic and soil requirements:

Cowpea requires a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius, rainfall of 60 cm to 125.... View More

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