The Bristol mix is a combination of Tillage Radish and RootMax annual ryegrass. The Tillage Radish breaks up soil compaction with its aggressive taproot, creating thick channels 30" or deeper. This nitrogen storage tank holds nitrogen and other nutrients over winter and releases them as needed by following cash crops. Tillage RootMax annual ryegrass builds soil structure deeper than many other annual ryegrass varieties. In combination, this outstanding cover crop mixture provides added cover in the spring prior to control.
Season: Cool Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: 10 lb/A
Drilled: 12 lb/A, 1/4" to 1/2" deep
Broadcast: 15 lb/A
Aerial: 18 lb/A
Dates: Typically, 3 to 10 weeks prior to average first killing frost
Tillage Radish - 3 to 5 days
Tillage Rootmax - 14 days
Inter-seeding: Yes, ask a specialist for details
Termination: Tillage Radish winterkills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. If Tillage Radish does not winterkill, add one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide at flowering / bolting. Tillage RootMax requires a burndown of two quarts of glyphosate. Best control is achieved spraying on warm days (sunny above 60F) between 9 AM and 2 PM with water adjusted to 5 - 5.5 pH. Suggested burndown is at approximately 8-12" in height, before the first node has developed or prior to jointing stage.