Integrating new soybean and cowpea genotypes into the cropping systems
Stephen Boahen, Canon Engoke. (20/12/2019). Integrating new soybean and cowpea genotypes into the cropping systems. Ibadan, Nigeria: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
In Mozambique, 32 soybean varieties from private and public sources across Africa were evaluated in two agro-ecologies in collaboration with the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) to identify best performing varieties for release and integration into cropping systems. Yields for the top eight yielding varieties ranged from 4.0 – 5.8 tons ha-1 (Table 1) and the best yielding varieties also had the largest seed sizes (15.2 to 25.9 g 100-1 seed weight), trait which is becoming increasing attractive to farmers.