Cover Crops USA

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SCAV-N-GER brand cover crop radish produces a significant root mass. This extra large root system allows SCAV-N-GER to pull nitrogen and other nutrients from deep within the soil and bring them back to the surface. Upon decomposition, these roots leave large channels in the soil that improve water infiltration and soil aeration.

Notable characteristics

  • Scavenge left-over nutrients
  • Reduce soil compaction
  • Promote water infiltration
  • Increase earthworm activity
  • Improve soil biology
  • Suppress weeds
  • Potentially reduce use of chemicals and tillage

Planting Tips

  • Planting Rate: 8-10#/acre 3-5#/acre when mixed with legumes and/or grasses.
  • Planting Depth: 1/4 - 3/4 inch
  • Aerial Seeding: Aerial seed into soybeans before leaf drop (~1/2 leaves yellow) and into corn when the corn is dried up to the ear (for ~50% of sunlight to reach ground between the rows). Apply 60 units of N or manure for best root growth potential.
  • Planting Time: Seed from early August to September (earlier in the north and later in the south)

SCAV-N-GER® penetrates through the hard pan and reduces soil compaction, allowing roots of the following cash crop to access more nutrients from deeper in the soil profile.

Call today to speak with our agronomists, or to place your order! (800) 383-6607