A Successful Approach to Field Cropping in Southern Africa

Low-Toxin Grass Pea


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Low-Toxin Grass Pea

Dawn Berkelaar

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) is a drought tolerant legume used as forage for livestock or as food for people (seeds are roasted, cooked into porridge or ground for use in bread). The plant thrives in poor soil, drought or flooding.

A Successful Approach to Field Cropping in Southern Africa

Dawn Berkelaar Forward by Dr. Martin Price

This method encourages faithfulness with all that God has given us—sun, soil, rain, time, seed and harvest—in order to experience the God-given potential of the land. The technique involves permanent planting stations, lots of mulch using crop residues, and careful management.