Enricher Daikon Radish Cover Crop Plant

Radish is a cool season annual, ideally suited for mixes with most other cover crop species. Enricher Radish will scavenge extra nutrients (especially sulfur) and increase soil biology but will need 60 days of good weather to achieve its full potential. Planted alone, it will increase spring erosion, therefore, seed with peas, oats, annual ryegrass or cereal rye. It will also winterkill with two days of 20°F temps and will decompose by spring. Unfortunately, as the radish decomposes, it will release nitrates back into the atmosphere rather than sequestering them for the following crop.  Enricher Radish will help control several nematode species, and its large taproot is the ultimate bio driller to break compactions and increase water infiltration.

Key Benefits

  • Rapid growth

  • Breaks up soil compaction

  • Suppress weeds and increases water infiltration

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

  • Atrazine or simazine at >1 lb will be problematic for legumes and mustards unless lots of rain

    • <0.75 lab/A may allow for most legume cover crops, mustards, and annual ryegrass.
    • Atrazine < 1 lb/A can allow cereal grain establishment
  • Mesotrione (Callisto, Lumax, Lexar etc.), flumetsulam (Python) and clopyralid (Stinger, Hornet, SureStart) can be problematic for legumes and mustards like canola and forage radish.

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 6
Broadcast: 8 – 10
Aerial: 8 – 10
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Minimum Germination Temperature 50° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 34,500

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 6
Broadcast: 8 – 10
Aerial: 8 – 10
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Min. Germ. F° 50° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 34,500