Forage Radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) are members of the brassica family which are excellent at breaking up & penetrating compacted soils more deeply than most other cover crops. Forage Radish is available in our Multi Specie Pasture Blends that focus on regenerating pasture soils and providing quality forage value alongside other brassicas, herbs and grasses for livestock.
Regenerate the soil with Forage Radish in our Multi Specie Blends
Forage Radish grows long taproots that can grow several 100mm deep, boring holes into the ground, loosening the soil. Ideally autumn & spring sown, the Forage Radish taproot 1) grows vigorously, 2) mines for soil nutrients 3) stores them in the bulb 4) at the end of the growing season the roots decompose and open up the soil 5) provide access for subsequent roots to reach subsoil moisture
- Available in our Multi Specie Pasture Blends, or as a standalone crop.
- Alleviation of soil compaction
- Weed suppression
- Good plant resilience in drier conditions
- Nutrient capture and release
- Erosion control
- Improve water infiltration
- Green manure crop