Cowpea is introduced in Indian sub continent about 3500 years ago along with sorghum and millets. Among all the pulses, cowpea locally known as lobiya, chowla (chowli), southern pea or black eye pea, is an annual legume that is adopted to warm condition and cultivated in the tropics and sub-tropics for dry grains, green edible pods for vegetable as well as fodder. Cowpea fits well in a variety of cropping system and is grown as cover crop, mixed crop, catch crop and green manure crop. It can be capable of restoring soil fertility and therefore, remain an integral part of subsistence and sustainable production system.
Dr. C.A.Babariya is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-Gujarat India. He has a good experience in Genetics and Plant Breeding as well as Seed Science and Technology. This book is very much useful for Genetics and Plant Breeding students.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Cowpea, Heterosis, Inbreeding depression, Gene Action, Combining Ability
SCIENCE / Horticulture