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Groundhog Radish

GroundHog Radish produces more root mass than oil seed radish or mustards. This extra large root system allows GroundHog to pull Nitrogen and nutrients deep within the soil and bring them back to the surface. GroundHog Radish will scavenge other nutrients as well and can also be used for weed suppression.

Notable Characteristics

  • Nitrogen mining and nutrient scavenging
  • Increases row-crop yields
  • Weed suppression
  • Ground aeration and alleviate soil compaction
  • Promotes water infiltration
  • Pilot hole root penetration
  • Reduce use of chemicals and tillage
  • May provide nematode control

Planting Tips

Seed from August - September (earlier in the north and later in the south) at 5-10# per acre. Broadcasted, or 1/4" deep if drilled. Aerial seeding into soybeans before leaf drop. Apply 40-60 units of N for best root growth potential. GroundHog doesn't like wet spots and will winter kill with temperatures in the mid to low twenties.

The above picture was taken in Avis, PA with Mark Lingle holding a 21" GroundHog Radish. Field was seeded after a field bean crop. Radishes were sown at 5#/acre along with Hairy Vetch.

The above picture was taken in the spring and is the hole left by where a GroundHog Radish had been.

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