Should You Opt for the Legume? Adding Cowpeas to Forage Sorghum

Should You Opt for the Legume? Adding Cowpeas to Forage Sorghum

Genevieve Slocum

On Pasture

Cowpeas are a viney summer annual legume that can climb, tolerate some shade, and fill in the spaces in a summer annual grass, so should you consider adding them to a stand of forage sorghum? The answer (as usual) contains many variables, with both pros and cons to weigh. Space is at stake and plants naturally expand to fill up the available space, but just as important is the competition for nutrients and water.

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