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As far as bruchids in grain legumes are concerned the specialized egg parasitoid Uscana lariophaga offers some perspectives due to its strong impact on Callosobruchus maculatus in stored cow-pea in West Africa.
The leaves of many dryland garden plants such as amaranth, jute, pumpkin, cow-pea, and cassava contain 20-30% protein when dried. 7 For example, 100 gm (3.5 oz) of dried amaranth leaves can provide up to 28% of the protein requirements for a 1-year-old child. 8 Dried leaves can be easily added to a weaning porridge for the last 5 minutes that it is cooking.
OFUYA, T.I. (1986) Use of wood ash, dry chili pepper fruits and onion scale leaves for reducing Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius) damage in cow-pea seeds during storage.
The species called the cow-pea is most in use; I have been unable to find, and do not believe that there exists any accurate botanical description of this very valuable plant.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
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