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THE COWPEA

A Southern Legume
Affecting Physical Condition
Characteristics
Close Grazing
Fertilizers
Fertilizing Value
Harvesting With Livestock
Inoculation
Planting
The Cowpea For Hay
Varieties

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Affecting Physical Condition








The cowpea has marked influence upon the
physical condition of heavy soils, even when the vines are not plowed
down. This is due in some degree to the roots, and probably more to the
mulching effect of the vines during their growth. Heavy soils are made
much more mellow by the cowpea, and when the crop is removed for hay,
the stubble-land is easily prepared for a seeding to grass or small
grain. When the growth is plowed down, the soil may be made too loose
for seeding to small grain, but is put into prime condition for a
tilled crop.





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