Only available one month before planting season
Japanese Radish is an annual temperate root crop. This root is cultivated for forage, and it has a thickened taproot that makes out the bulk of the production. It is conventionally utilised as grazing (sheep, goats or cattle), or alternatively fed to animals after uprooting it.
Japanese Radish makes good silage if mixed with other roughage with a low water content like wheat straw. It can also be preserved by chopping and drying it.
WHERE TO SOW JAPANESE RADISH
This root can be utilised in winter and early spring (depending on planting date) on dry land conditions or under irrigation. The Japanese Radish stands in need of at least 350 mm rainfalls per annum if it is cultivated under dry land conditions.
Kg/ha 5 - 6
Plant December - March
4 – 12 t DM/ha/season
Depending on environmental conditions and management
High production of good quality forage
Drought tolerant once established
Cost effective crop
Successful to aerate soils due to the large root