GoSeed Cowpea

Cowpea is a major staple food crop in the dry savanna region of sub-Saharan Africa, and a major source of plant proteins and vitamins for man and feed for animals. Over the years, IITA breeders have developed improved high yielding, early maturing drought tolerant varieties which has helped boost farmers’ yield and productivity. IITA GoSeed produces and sells early generation cowpea seeds to top seed companies in and outside of Nigeria.

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Improved Cowpea Varieties Offered by IITA GoSeed

VARIETY: IT07K-318-33

ECOLOGY:  Sudan Savannah and Sahelian agro-ecologies

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: Early maturity, tolerant to Striga and drought resistant to Alectra

COLOUR: Brown

Maturity:  Early

VARIETY: IT99K-573-2-1

ECOLOGY: Northern Guinea Savanna

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS:Multiple disease resistance especially Fusarium wilt, drought tolerance, Striga and Alectra resistance

COLOUR: White

Maturity:  Early

VARIETY: UAM09 1055-6 (FUAMPEA 1)

ECOLOGY:  Sudan Savannah and Sahelian agro-ecologies

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS:Tolerant to drought, resistant to Striga.

COLOUR: White

Maturity: Early (60-65 days)

VARIETY: UAM09 1051-1 (FUAMPEA 2)

ECOLOGY: Sudan and Northern Guinea Savannah

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS:Short cooking time, resistant to Striga. Good for intercropping

COLOUR:Brown

Maturity: Medium (70-75 days)

VARIETY: IT89KD-288 (SAMPEA 11)

ECOLOGY: Northern Guinea Savannah

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS:Resistant to nematodes and good for intercropping

COLOUR: Brown

Maturity: Late (80-85 days)

VARIETY: IT07K-292-10 (SAMPEA 16)

ECOLOGY: Northern Guinea Savanna

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: Tolerant to drought

COLOUR: White

Maturity: Early (65-70 days)

IITA GoSeed cowpea demonstration field

Cowpea production field at vegetative stage

Mature cowpea pods at IITA