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Daikon Radish Breaks Up Soil Compaction, Increasing Nutrient & Water Absorption

Driller Daikon Radish improves water infiltration and nutrient absorption in the soil

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When Driller’s tap root hits a soil compaction zone, it “bio-drills” deeper into the soil, breaking up compaction.  Breaking up the compaction zone improves water infiltration and improves the movement of air and nutrients deep in the soil. Driller daikon radish will winterkill when temperatures drop down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The residue that remains helps shade out winter annual weeds and releases the nutrients it has sequestered to the following crop.

Erosion Control Quick Growth Water Management Forage Enhancement
Weed Suppression Nutrient Recycling Compaction Management Nitrogen Contribution

In Mixes

2-3 lbs/acre drilled
4-6 lbs/ acre broadcast

Seeding Rate:


Planting Depth:


Ideal Soil:


6 lbs/acre drilled
8-10 lbs/ acre broadcast

1/4-1/2 inch

Prefers well drained soils within a pH range of 6.4-7.3

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4455 60th Ave.
Salem, OR 97305
Tel (503) 566-9900
Fax (503) 566-9901