Cover crops can help reduce soil erosion by protecting it from heavy rains as well as providing a physical barrier to runoff. Cover crops can even add new topsoil to help water absorption. Erosion control cover crops provides a quick and dense cover at the desired time of the year. When the cover crop is killed, foliage can be mulched protect against erosion.
The Black Crowder cowpea is a high yielding variety of long green pods are easy to shell and deep purple cowpeas that turn black when dried.
The seeds are a typical blackeye type of Southern peas with cream-colored seed coats and black pigments around the eyes.
The California Blackeye #5 is a high yielding, vigorous and easy to grow cowpea plant that can be used green shell peas or dry like winter beans.
The Knuckle Purple Hull cowpea is a bush type producing heavy yields of purple pods that tend to stay off the ground and cluster making for easy picking.
The Lady cowpea is the smallest and most tender Southern cowpea on the market and is a variety that is popular and hard to find.
Does well in most climates. Pods average 6-7 ” long, and are silver colored, occasionally streaked with rose. Easy to grow and shell.
Pinkeye Purple Hull cowpea is one of the most popular varieties preferred by Southerners and are great for drying and canning.
The Elite cowpea is a bush type cream southern pea that produces heavy yields of 7" pods with cowpeas that are delicious and easy to shell.
Produces heavy amounts of organic matter and suppresses weeds. Piper Sudan grass is a great catch crop for excess nitrogen.
The White Dutch Clover is a perennial clover variety that is a customer favorite for controlling erosion while protecting the soil!