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TILLAGEMAX MIXES

Tillage Radish® + Tillage RootMax

Tillage Radish®

Tillage RootMax

Cover Crop Ryegrass

THIS MIX IS EXCELLENT FOR:

3 Scavenging and storing N

3 Improving water infiltration

3 Relieving compaction

3 Absorbing manure nutrients

For Deepest Rooting, Soil Structure & N Capture

In the BRISTOL mix, Tillage Radish® breaks up soil compaction with its

aggressive taproot, creating thick channels 30” or deeper. This unique

nitrogen storage tank holds N and other nutrients over winter and

releases them as needed by following cash crops.

Tillage RootMax Cover Crop Ryegrass builds soil structure deeper than

many ARG varieties. In combination, this outstanding cover crop mixture

provides added cover in the spring prior to burndown.

When used for forage increase seeding rate to 17 lb /acre. Compared with

RootMax alone, the addition of Tillage Radish® significantly increases

protein content (%CP) and digestibility (NDFd) and overall feed value (RFV).

PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE

Planting: Plant 3-10 weeks prior to first killing frost

Seeding Depth: 0.25 - 1”

Comparable seed on Drill chart is Tall Fescue (reduce by 25%),

Crested Wheat Grass (reduce by 15%), Annual Ryegrass

Seeding Rate:

- Drilling: 12 lbs/acre

- Broadcast / Aerial: 15 lbs/acre

- Precision Planting (15” with 1.75” in-row): 10 lbs/acre

(Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Milo Plate)

- For Forage: Increase rate to 17 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Radish® winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens.

If it does not winter kill, add one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide.

Tillage RootMax requires a burndown of two quarts of glyphosate.

Best control is achieved spraying on a warm day between

9 am - 4 PM with water adjusted to 5.5 pH.

FORAGE POTENTIAL

Seeding rate 17 lbs. To maximize forage potential, harvest at early bloom.

Variety % Moisture %CP % ADF % NDF NDFd % Sugar TDN Nel RFV

RootMax alone 79.4 12.2 22.2 36.7 85.3 16.4 73.4 .77 180

BRISTOL 81.5 15.2 21.5 36.7 86.8 14.7 73.5 .77 189

Tillage Radish® added

CP Crude protein

ADF Acid detergent fiber

NDF Neutral detergent fiber

NDFd 30 hour in-vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility

TDN

NEL

RFV

Total digestible nutrients

Net energy lactation

Relative feed These value observations These are based observations on reliable are research, based on testing reliable and research, verification. testing and verification.

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