As a cover crop, the extra-long taproot breaks up and aerates the soil in addition to drawing up nutrients for following crops. When turned under just before flowering, its decomposition helps to control soil-borne pests, especially cyst and sting nematodes. Avoid using in close rotation with cole crops due to similar pests and diseases. Hardy to 20°F. Sow at 2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. or 25 lb./acre in the fall. Avg. 39,200 seeds/lb.
Latin Name: Raphanus sativus
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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified for each variety listed. FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage. FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky). SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the comparison chart.