Ripper Brand Radish Cover Crop Seed

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  • Selection of daikon radish for use as a cover crop to improve soil tilth, water infiltration and organic matter
  • Ripper Radish can be planted as pure stands or in mixtures
  • Scavenger crop that requires limited fertilizer and low inputs
  • Plant in late summer or early fall 30 to 60 days prior to the first killing frost date. Tolerant to frost until temperatures fall below 25°.
  • Crop decomposes quickly leaving behind improved soil structure and organic matter levels



  • In pure stands, plant 4 to 6 pounds per acre with a precision planter, 8 to 10 pounds per acre when broadcast
  • In cover crop mixtures, include 2 to 4 pounds per acre
  • See chart below


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