Nitro Radish

CSBR010

Rapid fall growth in short windows, allows radishes to fit perfectly into a traditional corn and soybean rotation. Radish residue…

Rapid fall growth in short windows, allows radishes to fit perfectly into a traditional corn and soybean rotation. Radish residue breaks down very quickly in the spring, leaving a clean seed bed until early April. The residue has been proven to inhibit small seeded annuals from germinating. Nutrients that were scavenged are readily released back into the soil for the subsequent crop. A field planted in radishes, will allow the soil to dry and warm faster in the spring. The large root channel left behind is rich in nutrients, allows tremendous water infiltration, reduces water erosion, and a path for crops roots to follow through compacted soil layers. During decomposition, radish biofumigates the soil which can reduce pest and nematode populations.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
PPS
Seeds/lb
25000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Medium Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 3.5

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Poor
Palatibility
Good
Hay Harvest
Poor
Regrowth
Fair
Deep Compaction
Very Good
Surface Compaction
Very Good
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
1/4 - 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
45
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
6-10
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
10-15

Tolerance

Heat
Fair
Drought
Fair
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Poor
Low Fertility
Fair
Low pH Soil
Fair
High pH Salinty
Fair
High pH Calcareous
Good