Fodder radish (Raphanus sativus), commonly known as Japanese radish, is useful as a late autumn / early winter feed in the cooler eastern areas of South Africa. It may be used in the drier western areas, but requires supplementary irrigation. It can be used as a fodder bank or source to supplement temperate and/or tropical pastures.
- Very good cold and drought tolerance
- Best suited for sandy and loam soils
- Time of establishment: Normally January/February
- Can be planted in December in the cooler Eastern areas
- Sowing rate: 2-4kg/ha
- Shows good reaction to phosphate an potassium fertilizer
- Excellent rotational crop with maize
- Can be used as stand over feed for the winter
FILLS THE EARLEY WINTER FEED GAP!