Daikon Radish Breaks Up Soil Compaction, Increasing Nutrient & Water Absorption

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When Driller’s tap root hits a soil compaction zone, it “bio-drills” deeper into the soil, breaking up compaction.  Breaking up the compaction zone improves water infiltration and improves the movement of air and nutrients deep in the soil. Driller daikon radish will winterkill when temperatures drop down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The residue that remains helps shade out winter annual weeds and releases the nutrients it has sequestered to the following crop.

How does Daikon Radish differ from Nematode controlling radish?


Planting Instructions:

In Mixes
Seeding Rate:
6 lbs/acre drilled
8-10 lbs/ acre broadcast
2-3 lbs/acre drilled 4-6 lbs/ acre broadcast
Planting Depth:
1/4-1/2 inch
Ideal Soil:
Prefers well drained soils within a pH range of 6.4-7.3