Radishes Making No-Till Fields More Productive

Wisconsin no-tillers are finding radishes are valuable for breaking up compaction and producing nitrogen for the following year’s crop.

Yield data collected from field trials shows the value oilseed radishes hold as a late-season cover crop after winter wheat or following corn-silage harvest.

Three no-tillers from Wisconsin who hosted a recent cover-crop field tour say radishes hold promise for breaking up soil compaction and capturing nitrogen for crops to be planted the following year.

Better Yields

Bill Rohloff, who no-tills corn, soybeans and winter wheat with his son, Ty, near Fort Atkinson, Wis., first…

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