Radishes Planted with Wheat Boosting No-Till Wheat Yields

Reports of up to 18-bushel gains have pushed growers to experiment with a wheat-radish mix.

What started as an innocent mistake a few years ago on an Ohio farm could provide a substantial yield boost for winter wheat growers.

Dozens of growers throughout the Midwest have combined wheat and radish seed in their planters and drills and no-tilled the mix in onfarm plots to do side-by-side comparisons with wheat-only plots.

Wheat yields have increased by as much as 18 bushels per acre during early farm experiments. More onfarm results are…

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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