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Soil First® 160 Rooting cover crop mix is a sensible blend of radish and ryegrass developed for maximizing root mass and capturing nutrients.
1 = Poor; 5 = Excellent
Compaction Alleviation: 5
Weed Suppression: 4
Biomass Production: 4
Erosion Control: 4
Disease/Pest Control: 4
P & K Cycling: 4
Ease of Establishment: 4
Nitrogen Fixer/Scavenger: Scavenger
Values Vary Greatly Depending on Maturity
Crude Protein: 10-14
DM Tons/Acre: 2-4
Days to First Harvest: 45-50
Days to Next Harvest: Spring
Ranking (Good, Better, Best):
Mono (lbs./acre): 35-40
Forage (lbs./acre): 40-50
Seeding Depth (in./with drill): 1/4-1
Germination Soil Temp.: 45 F
Bulk Density (lbs./ft.³): 50
Aerial Application Rate: Not Rated
Designed for maximizing biomass on open opportunity ground late summer and/or early fall; can be utilized prior to any cash crop when taken off as forage.
Triticale can be controlled with traditional glyphosate rates prior to 12-18 in. growth. 2 ft. tall triticale should be controlled with roller or crimper. If mowing, wait until triticale begins to flower. Radish will terminate with multiple nights in the teens. If radish survive, glyphosate and 2,4-D offer an effective control method. Forage brassicas will typically winterkill with temperatures below 25 F and collards are winderhardy to -15 F. Forage brassica can be controlled with glyphosate and 2,4-D, however collards require other broadleaf herbicides, if not grazed out completely.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced