Promising results for breeding drought-resistant cowpea

Fannin, Blair
February 2011
Southwest Farm Press;2/10/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses the collaboration of Dr. B. B. Singh of Texas A&M University and scientists of Texas Agrilife Research to breed drought-resistant cowpea varieties that can be an important food crop in the U.S., Asia, South America, and Africa. The promising findings of their plant breeding investigations are discussed. Aside from drought tolerance, the research team also aims to breed cowpea varieties with resistance to aphids.


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