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Oil radish (Raphanus sativus)




Characteristics:

  • Rapid growth
  • Leaves: hairy, strong, pinnate, carved
  • Stem: branched, densely hairy
  • Height: 80-150 cm
  • Flowers: white to purple
  • Root: Deep going taproot, thicken to a radish, branched lateral root system

 

Environmental needs:

  • Very adaptable
  • Lose, nutrient-rich soils
  • Medium moisture requirements
  • Not very sensitive to late frost

 

Use:

  • Active nematode control
  • Erosion control
  • Silage in mixtures

Green manure:

  • Not winter hardy
  • Tolerates early frost until -6 °C, dies off at temperatures below
  • Rapidly growing, weed suppressing
  • Tolerates late sowing times
  • Root mass 12-14 quintals DM/ha
  • Many nematode-resistant varieties e.g. against Heterodera schachtii

 

Function within TerraLife:

  • Deep rooting
  • Nematode-reducing
  • Accumulation of N

 

TerraLife mixtures:

 

DSV varieties:

  • BRUTUS
  • XCELLENT
  • RESET
  • RADETZKY
  • BLACK JACK (nematode-resistant varieties)

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