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tillage-radish-resource-guide

BENEFITS

How it pays: Improves soil fertility

THE AMAZING TILLAGE RADISH ® TAPROOT

Because of its unique plant characteristics, the Tillage Radish ® cover crop

provides measurable benefits to the farmer, the soil, and the environment all

while being easy to manage. Successful farmers find that Tillage Radish ® is the

cover crop that pays with tangible benefits.

One of these unique traits is the taproot, which reaches depths of 30” and

beyond! When it hits the compaction zone (around 290 PSI), the tuber stops

and the taproot begins to bio-drill deep down into the subsoil.

(Top) Tillage Radish® 8 days after seeding showing developing taproot system.

Within a month, the roots will reach depths of 30 inches and beyond.

(Bottom) Taken along plot boundary lines, the spinach on far left (see arrow)

had no Tillage Radish®, while the spinach on far right was planted at the same

time next to Tillage Radish® (decaying root visible; see arrow) and middle

spinach in between.

Planted at same time, no cover

Decaying Tillage Radish®

1-800-767-9441 12 CoverCropSolutions.com

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