Cowpeas are relatively inexpensive, easy to establish and manage, grow well under just about any condition, produce a tremendous amount of protein-packed and digestible forage, and deer are extremely attracted to them. Vigna unguiculata. Lady. It became an eight foot high jungle, and the deer were in there eating stuff all summer and actually living in there as well, but I could never find any evidence that they took one bite of Iron Clay Cowpeas? For a fast-germinating summer food plot or early bow-season hotspot, try planting some cowpeas. They are adapted to a range of soils and seem to be relatively pest-free. Iron Clay Cowpeas are a vining summer annual legume, and the beans it produces are also known as black-eyed peas. Bush type plant produces heavy yields of cowpeas. Iron Clay Cowpeas. My ag seed supplier didn't have forage soybeans but they said Iron Clay Cowpeas are just as good, so I spring planted some for the first time, four plus acres worth, as part of a mix with radishes, sorghum, sunflowers, clover and t-raptor brassica. These videos explore our results on establishment and growth, ground cover potential, and weed control for each crop. Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by Mennoniteman, Sep 10, 2017. Iron & Clay cowpeas. Planting Time: Planting Rate Acre: Late Spring: 15-25 lb. Iron & Clay Peas (Iron-Clay Cowpeas) are a southern favorite for food plots and are an easily planted crop either in row or by broadcasting. ros, 40-60 broadcast: Write a review. Its humble origins seem to be in northern Africa where they are still cultivated to this day. Seeding rate was 54 pounds per acre. Iron and Clay Southern Pea (Cowpea) 110 days [Brought to the U.S. by enslaved Africans before the American Revolution. Pretty much just need contact with bare dirt. Iron-Clay Cowpeas are one of the most popular peas for wildlife in the warm season plots for deer and other wildlife. Cow peas are fast-growing, annual, summer forage legumes. Annual southern pea (cowpea) used for hay, forage, wildlife, soil building, human consumption. This series features the cover crops we've grown on our Headquarters Farm in southern Oklahoma. Planting Iron & Clay Cowpeas The best time to plant is during spring for best results as the frost will kill the cowpeas. Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description. 65 days. For article reprint information, please visit our Media Page. Cowpeas, Vigna unguiculata, are a warm-season annual that can be grown throughout the United States.Often called iron-and-clay pea or black eye pea, this legume crop produces highly digestible large triangular leaves on viney, stemmed growth that is very attractive to deer. Oops, no products to show. Unlike other cowpea varieties, iron and clays continue to grow and produce forage after the seed has dropped. $ 68.00. Iron and Clay Cowpeas are heat- and drought-tolerant legumes. Iron-clay cowpeas are one of my all-time favorite summer forages for deer. Many guys see that with brassicas. They mowed my ag beans like candy. ‘Iron Clay’ Season type: summer annual legume Seeding rate: 40 to 50 lb/acre drilled; 80 to 100 lb/acre broadcast. They tend to be productive throughout the summer. What is your guys experience with Iron Clay Cowpeas? With their highly digestible, protein packed leaves they are commonly used as a warm season forage for deer and livestock. Planted at 25-50 lbs per acre. Iron & Clay Peas (Iron-Clay Cowpeas) are a southern favorite for food plots and are an easily planted crop either in row or by broadcasting. Iron Clay Peas are excellent for quail, turkey, dove & deer. I'll throw in some shoofly pie and Philly cheesesteaks to make it worth your while. Iron & Clay Peas (Iron-Clay Cowpeas) are a southern favorite for food plots and are an easily planted crop either in row or by broadcasting. Cowpeas are a highly preferred summer deer forage and can be difficult to prevent over grazing in small or medium sized plots. (more than 10 bags of 50 pounds) please contact us by Phone at 800 253 7346 or click here for a price quote and delivery options.. Iron and Clay have a long season of vegetative growth before flowering and will make vines that will run along the ground or climb up other plants, if given the chance. They are vigorous, drought hardy plants and are a great nitrogen-fixing crop. Total: 76 (members: 6, guests: 57, robots: 13). Iron Clay Peas produce forage in 45 days and mature seed in 100 days. Do they only eat at certain times? Although I don't plant summer plots I have several friends who plant IC peas with lablab and their plots stay mowed down! It is extremely high yielding, high in protein and productive throughout the summer. Iron and Clay Cowpeas also have shown to handle acidic soils much better than other legumes. Is it an acquired taste? (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Plant April - August. Iron Clay Cowpea. Excellent for baking, soups, dried beans, and cann My ag seed supplier didn't have forage soybeans but they said Iron Clay Cowpeas are just as good, so I spring planted some for the first time, four plus acres worth, as part of a mix with radishes, sorghum, sunflowers, clover and t-raptor brassica. Your Name. By whatever name you call them, they're an old favorite in the South and can be grown where both days and nights are warm for a period of 60-90 days. Iron and Clay is a fast growing plant that can reach 3′. Iron and Clay Cowpeas are some of the top performers when dealing with heat and drought conditions. Out of stock. Iron Clay Cowpeas are a warm-season legume used as an added ingredient to spring, summer and fall food plots for wildlife. Iron & Clay cowpeas are a summer annual legume. They are able to excel due to their massive tap root that has been measured reaching depths of 8+ feet. Some can't get them to produce a bulb before they're wiped out, others can't even find a nibbled leaf. The Noble Research Institute is testing dozens of cover crop species with potential to help build soil health in the Southern Great Plains. This is an annual legume that provides forage and seeds for deer and game birds alike, and can be planted in early March through September depending upon the climate zone. Produce forage in 45 days with maturity in 100 days. Show All. Iron and Clay Cowpeas are heat- and drought-tolerant legumes. Cowpeas are generally very tolerant to deer pressure and once established have good re-growth potential. Vigna unguiculata . We use Facebook Pixel and other cookies to optimize user experience. deep, 2 in. I'll trade you a few for some southern deer with big racks that are smart enough to eat cowpeas. Maybe yankee deer don't like black eyed peas? Cover Crop Grazing Research Leads to Ideas for Future Research, 7 Steps to Creating A Successful Ranch Management Plan, Determine Land Area and Distance With Your Smartphone, Manure scoring determines supplementation needs, Back to Basics: The Roles of N, P, K and Their Sources, Handling Large-Scale Plant Research Projects, Noble Research Institute Helps Community Organizations, Noble Research Institute Selected as One of the Top Workplaces in Oklahoma, Capturing Bird Calls and Other Wildlife Sounds With Bioacoustics, End-of-Year Tax Planning for Farmers and Ranchers, Cleaning Up Pecan Orchards Hit by Ice Storms, Winter Cow Supplementation: Protein and Energy Explained. L. cv. Clay peas were carried as rations by Confederate soldiers, while both Iron and Clay peas sustained newly freed African-Americans after the Civil War according to George Washington Carver’s 1908 Cookbook of Field Pea Recipes.] I have asked at the bedford farm bureau but they don't carry them, I got a bunch of evolved harvest mean bean crush on clearance a few years ago and the deer seemed to like the cowpeas in the mix.

How to Grow: Sow seed 1 in. Iron Clay Cowpeas produce forage in 45 days, and mature seed in 100 days. Dumb Yankee deer. This is an annual legume that provides forage and seeds for deer and game birds alike, and can be planted in early March through September depending upon the climate zone. They are extremely high yielding in forage mass with high protein levels. For additional information, review our Privacy Policy. Cowpeas are the most productive legume in warm regions of the United States. This year for our 2019 food plot, we are making a 1/2 acre food plot using iron and clay cowpeas. Type: warm season annual legume Uses: Iron and clay cowpeas are perhaps the most popular peas for wildlife enthusiasts planting warm season plots for deer. Quick View. Southern peas are also called cowpeas, field peas, crowder peas, and black-eyed peas. Iron & Clay Cowpeas. IRON & CLAY COWPEAS. Like all cowpeas, they can also be consumed by humans in the form of snap beans and dry beans. It is very tolerant to deer pressure once established and has good regrowth potential. So I've got these beautiful Iron Clay Cowpeas for what? Add to Wishlist. Vigorous-growing summer annual legume that thrives in hot, wet conditions; Excellent drought stress tolerance (better than soybeans) and fixes up to 150 lbs. Iron & Clay cowpeas protect soil from erosion, smother weeds, produce 100 - 150 lbs/ac of nitrogen, and are tolerant of lower fertility soils. Second, could be it takes a little bit for them to figure it out. The “Iron Clay” variety is commonly grown as forage, and incorporates both the bush and vining types. Select options. This variety would be found in the “field and forage” classification of cowpeas, but can be used to eat for human consumption as well. apart. ). This is an annual legume that provides forage and seeds for deer and game birds alike, and can be planted in early March through September depending upon the climate zone. Iron and Clay Cowpeas are a summer annual legume. Iron and Clay cowpeas makes a great cover crop for smothering weeds and adding Nitrogen to soil during spring as the frost will kill the cowpeas. For quantities over 500 lbs. This variety of cowpeas are grown just like soybeans. N/A; Widely adapted to varied soil types including nutrient poor, sandy or droughty soils. The cowpea sustains the people who live on the very edge of existence with much needed nutrition and thrives in hot, dry conditions. Iron Clay Peas - A warm season Legume used as a added ingredient to Spring, Summer and Fall food plats for wildlife. Excellent for quail and deer. In a straight stand, cowpeas form a dense weed suppressing mat and fix nitrogen. I have probably planted more acres in cowpeas during summer than any other species. Cowpea, Iron & Clay Description; Reviews (1) Good legume cover. This is an annual legume that provides forage and seeds for deer and game birds alike, and can be planted in early March through September depending upon the climate zone. Could it be a regional thing? They are excellent quality crops and have Iron & Clay Peas Cowpeas are a southern favorite for food plots and are an easily planted crop either in row or by broadcasting. This high protein forage is excellent when used for grazing, haying, baleage, or as a component in a summer cover crop. For added soil building and diversity, plant in a mix with other summer annuals, such as sunn hemp, sudangrass, buckwheat, or MasterGraze till-ering corn.

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