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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 A long neglected crop with the potential to halt hunger for millions in Africa, sustain the livestock revolution underway in developing countries, rejuvenate nutrient-sapped soils, and even feed astronauts on extended space missions, is attracting scientists from around the world to Senegal...

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2009-10-14 09:18:15

Map also facilitates genetic improvement of several other legumes 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. Cowpea provides food that complements starchy staple crops such as corn, cassava, sorghum and millets to offer a well-rounded diet, much as beans and other grain legumes complement maize- and...

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. Several new lines of cowpeas with genes that are aphid-resistant and less susceptible to disease are currently being tested by researchers with Texas AgriLife and other Texas A&M System entities."The cowpea has been an important and popular food...

2008-06-17 09:01:05

Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator in the interactive mobile media technology market, today announced that it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Andy Roberts as vice president of advanced technology and Mark Basler as vice president of business development. Together, Roberts and Basler bring Azuki almost 50 years of technology experience. This news follows the company's June 3rd announcement, highlighting its development of the industry's first comprehensive platform for...

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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. The scientists at University of Virginia are working alongside African growers, who produce about 80 percent of the 3 million tons of black-eyed peas produced worldwide each year. They hope their work will result in a tougher form of the legume, which is highly susceptible to drought, insects and...


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