Cover Crops

Oil Radish, with multi-resitance (COMING SOON!)


Don't get fooled by any imitation that are actually increasing the counts of BCN (Beet Cyst Nematodes) like Til....... Radish or other vegetable radish.


As brassica's relatives, they will multiply a great variety of nematodes (BCN, Root Knot, Northern & Southern Root Knot, Stem and Bulb, as well as Root Lesion Nematodes, only multi resitant tested varieties, will combate thus neatodes and decrease diseases like Corky Ring Spot, Rhizoctonia, take-all in grain, Pythium and most importantly Clubroot.

Our variety is nematode-resistant. It means that it is specified to reduce the beet cyst nematodes (Heterodera schachtii). The catch crops attracts the larvae inside cysts with an active hatching stimullation lying in the soil to move into the roots of mustard and oil radish. Within the nematode-resistant mustard and radish varieties the nematodes are not able to develop to females: the immigrated larvae die or become male.

Multi-resistant varieties are those which in addition are able to reduce gall-inducing, free-living and virus-transmitting nematodes.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Yellow (White) Mustard

Mustard is much liked by farmers as cover crop because it can easily be sown, has a fast initial development and tolerates late sowing, white mustard is a popular green manuring crop. White mustard is winter-killed.

Growing nematode-resistant white mustard leads to a reduction of beet cyst nematodes in beet crop rotations. Late-flowering varieties, because of the possibility of early sowing, are more suitable for nematode control.

 

 

Phacelia

Phacelia is not related to our cultivated plants and interrupts crop-rotation diseases. As a crop grazed by bees, it is a further source of nectar during the summer times when little food is available for them.

 

 

Production Advise
Oil Radish
Seeding Rate 20-25 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 3/4 - 1"
Starter N 40-50 lbs/acre
Yellow (White) Muastard
Seeding Rate 20-25 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 1/2 - 3/4"
Starter N 30-40 lbs/acre
Phacelia
Seeding Rate 8-10 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 1/2 - 3/4"
Starter N 30-40 lbs/acre

 

Legumes

Faba Beans, Tick Beans, small seed size of 280 gram per 1000 seeds.

Ideal for green manure, plow-down etc.

 

Forage Peas,

CDC Dakota,


Small seeded green pe, dun type, ideal for sprouting 

 

CDC Leroy, small seed size, ideal for forage mixes, green manure and plow-down