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.

When planted alone, it will increase spring erosion, therefore, seed with peas, oats, annual ryegrass, or other cereal grains. It will also winterkill in the high teens to lower 20’s and will decompose by spring. As the radish decomposes, it will release a sulfur smell similar to propane.

Enricher radish will help control several nematode species, and its large taproot is the ultimate bio driller to break compactions and increase water infiltration. The large taproot enables radish to retain a substantial amount of micro- and macronutrients that are prone to leaching during the fallow winter.

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Key Benefits

  • Rapid Growth

  • Breaks Up Soil Compaction

  • Weed Suppression

  • Increases Water Infiltration

  • Attractive to Earthworms

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

  • Chlorimuron (Classic, Canopy, Cloak, etc.), Imazethapyr (Pursuit), and fomesafen (Reflex etc.) could be a problem for fall seeded legume or mustard covers including radish.  However, establishment of cereal grains should be OK.

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 6
Broadcast: 8 – 10
Aerial: 8 – 10
Seeding Depth ¼ – ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 45° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 32,000 – 35,000

Technical Information

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

LBS/A

Drilled: 6
Broadcast: 8 – 10
Aerial: 8 – 10
Seeding Depth ¼ – ½”
Min. Germ. F° 45° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 32,000 – 35,000