Only available one month before planting season
5 - 6 kg/ha
Plant Dec - March
Tillage-type or Daikon radishes produce a large taproot. As the name suggests, its large root can break through compacted layers and plough pans - improving drainage, water infiltration, and air movement through the soil profile. The roots can reach down to 2m deep.
Tillage-type radish acts as a catch crop – absorbing and retaining nutrients that may otherwise leach out of the soil and can be made available for the next crop.
Fast establishment and a thick canopy provide good weed suppression. Radish often forms part of “insect havens” – where its flowers attract pollinators and beneficial insects.
Builds organic matter
Helps to improve soils structure
Improves water infiltration and water holding capacity
Fast growing annual
Improved soil nutrient availability
Alleviates soil compaction
Natural biofumigant (variety dependent)