Tajuna is a very quick growing green manure crop that can be used as quality feed as well. It has the ability to draw up nutrients from the subsoil and also penetrate compacted soils with its strong deep rooting tap root. Fodder radish also produces large amounts of foliage which when incorporated into the top layer of soil adds lots of leafy organic matter and helps improve its moisture retaining capacity, fertility and soil structure. Fodder Radish is also thought to contain chemicals that help suppress nematodes e.g. cyst nematodes which attack potatoes. It is part of the Brassica family and should be treated as such for crop rotation purposes.
Clear weeds - especially perennials ones. Prepare a fine seedbed and broadcast/drill the seeds at a rate of 10kg/ha. Planting depth should not exceed 2cm. Keep moist to help germination. It can be sown as fodder/green manure crop during autumn and spring.
Fodder Radish is one of the main components in our Covergraze systems due to its versatility. It has the ability to produce high quality spring feed, but also has all the benefits of a green manure cover crop. The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil.
IDEAL IN MIXTURES WITH OTHER BRASSICAS!