Farmers will get excellent profits from these five varieties of cowpea.

By: MeriKheti
Published on: 21-Oct-2023

Farmers can achieve excellent production of about 100 to 125 quintals in 50 days by growing improved varieties of cowpeas in the field. There are different types of cowpea varieties available in the market, but to get the best production, farmers should choose Pant Lobia, Lobia 263, Arka Garima, Pusa Barsati, and Pusa Rituraj varieties.


Cowpea is a type of pulse crop that is cultivated mostly by small and marginal farmers in India. This crop gives good production even on less land, which is why it is popular among farmers. Cowpea can be cultivated in both the Kharif and Zaid seasons. However, by planting improved varieties of cowpea, farmers can earn good yields in every season. Today, we bring you information about five improved varieties of cowpea, which can help you get a yield of 100 to 125 quintals per acre. These varieties generally become completely ready after ripening in 50 days. If you want to get huge profits from the cowpea crop, it is important to plant excellent and good varieties in your field.


Five amazing improved varieties of cowpea
Pant Lobia variety


The plants of this species of cowpea are about one and a half feet tall. It takes 60 to 65 days for Pant Lobia to become ripe after sowing in the field. This variety of cowpea provides a yield of 15 to 20 quintals per hectare.


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Cowpea 263 Variety


This variety of cowpea is an early crop, which ripens in the field in a time interval of 40 to 45 days. Farmers can get production up to about 125 quintals per hectare from the Cowpea 263 variety.


Arka Garima variety


Arka Garima variety of cowpeas gives excellent production during rainy and spring seasons. Arka Garima variety ripens in a time interval of 40-45 days. Let us tell you that it gives a yield of about 80 quintals per hectare.


Also read : Cowpea cultivation: A boon for farmers as well as milch animals.


Pusa rainy season


It is known from the name of this variety of cowpea that if farmers plant it in their fields during the rainy season, they will get excellent yields. The beans of the Pusa Barsati variety of cowpea are light green. This variety is approximately 26 to 28 cm long. Also, it ripens in the field within 45-50 days. This variety gives production up to 85-100 quintals per hectare.


Pusa Rituraj variety.


This variety of cowpea is considered very good to eat. The beans of this variety are green in color. Also, it gives a yield of about 75 to 80 quintals per hectare.