|Developed by Dr. Ray Wail of the
University of Maryland in 2001. After years of studying, it has now
been released for sale. Forage Radishes will grow quickly, this allows
them to smother out weeds. Deer will feed on the green tops and on the
radish bulb until a few hard freezes; then the green growth will die off.
The decaying plant will then help to break-down the soil.
Tillage radishes are member of the Brassica plant family
that also includes Rapeseed, Turnip, Kale and others. It is a unique choice
for a fall/winter cover crop that is relatively new to the United States.
Itís been selected for large, fast growing -straight roots that have shown
significant benefits in enhancing soil quality.
Plant 8 to 10 pounds per
acre. Plant 30 to 60 days before you receive your first frost.