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2010-09-27 15:23:50

At the World Cowpea Research Conference, crop experts embrace one of agriculture's oldest legumes -- prized for protein and resilience to hot, dry climates -- as food for people, livestock and astronauts.

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2010-08-05 09:32:44

AgriLife scientist: 'Time to take the monoculture blinders off'.

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2010-05-20 11:08:50

Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.

2010-04-21 08:25:55

Foxtail millet, cowpea examined in conservation tillage experiments.

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2010-03-31 13:33:49

Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.

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2009-10-14 09:18:15

Cowpea, a protein-rich legume crop, is immensely important in many parts of the world, particularly drought-prone regions of Africa and Asia, where it plays a central role in the diet and economy of hundreds of millions of people.

2009-07-29 14:57:28

The cowpea or black-eyed pea, as it is more commonly known, is a New Year's tradition for good luck. But disease and particularly aphids, which can wreck a crop within a few a days, are especially bad luck for the cowpea, according to scientists.

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2008-02-19 10:15:00

In order to help about 200 million people in west and central Africa, a research team is hoping to increase the drought- and disease-resistance of the black-eyed pea, also known as the cowpea.

2008-02-07 09:25:31

If much of civilization is ever wiped out, at least our seeds will survive.


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