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TILLAGE RADISH® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGE RADISH Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-10 weeks prior to first killing freeze.

Seeding Depth: 0.25 - 0.5" Can be planted 1" in light soils if necessary to reach moisture. Comparable seed on drill chart is Alfalfa (reduce by 10%).

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling: (7.5" rows): 6 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 8-10 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 4" in-row spacing): 4 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - Small Sugar Beet Plate)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 8-10 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Radish® winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. If planted very early as a cover crop, flowering can develop before they are winter killed. This can be controlled with mowing, grazing or burndown using one quart of glyphosate along with one pint of 2,4-D equivalent at flowering.

TILLAGE ROOTMAX® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGE ROOTMAX Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-10 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 3/8 - 0.5" Comparable seed on drill chart is Tall Fescue (reduce by 20%), Crested Wheat Grass (reduce by 10%), Annual Ryegrass.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling (7.5" rows): 12 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 15-18 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 1.5" in-row spacing): 10 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Milo Plate (Red) set to 275K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 25-30 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage RootMax® requires increased management. For detailed instructions, please download our info sheet on RootMax® control.

Download RootMax® Control Sheet

TILLAGEMAX Daytona® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Daytona Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-10 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 0.25 - 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Alfalfa. Small seed box can be used.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling (7.5" rows): 10 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 13 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 1.5" in-row spacing): 8 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Milo Plate (Red) set to 275K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 13 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Radish® winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. CCS Crimson Clover can be controlled by a spring burndown with one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide along with one quart glyphosate.

TILLAGEMAX Bristol® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Bristol Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-4 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 0.25 - 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Tall Fescue (reduce by 25%), Crested Wheat Grass (reduce by 15%), Annual Ryegrass.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling: 12 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 15 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 1.75" in-row spacing): 10 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Milo Plate (Red) set to 240K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 17 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Radish® winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. If it does not winter kill, add one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide. Tillage RootMax™ requires increased management. For detailed instructions, please download our info sheet on RootMax® control.

Download RootMax® Control Sheet

TILLAGEMAX Indy® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Indy Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-4 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 0.25 - 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Tall Fescue (reduce by 25%), Crested Wheat Grass (reduce by 15%), Annual Ryegrass.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling: 15 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 17 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 2" in-row spacing): 12 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Milo Plate (Red) set to 200K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 20 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Radish® winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. CCS Crimson Clover requires a burndown of one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide along with one quart of glyphosate. Tillage RootMax™ requires increased management. For detailed instructions, please download our info sheet on RootMax® control.

Download RootMax® Control Sheet

TILLAGEMAX Talladega® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Talladega Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 2-4 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Wheat.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling (7.5" rows): 40 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 50 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 5" in-row spacing): 30 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell soybean Plate (Black) set to 85K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 60 lbs/acre

Control: It is recommended to control when CCS Winter Forage Triticale reaches 18" in height. Use one quart of glyphosate and one pint of a 2,4-D product, which will control any Tillage Radish® that may not have been winter killed.

TILLAGEMAX Charlotte® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Charlotte Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 2-4 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Wheat.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling (7.5" rows): 40 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 50 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 5" in-row spacing): 30 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Soybean Plate (Black) set to 85K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 60 lbs/acre

Control: It is recommended to control when CCS Winter Forage Triticale reaches 18" in height. Use one quart of glyphosate and one pint of a 2,4-D product which will control CCS Winter Forage Triticale, CCS Crimson Clover and any Tillage Radish® that may not have been winter killed.

TILLAGEMAX Dover® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Dover Planting Tips

Planting: Plant 3-4 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 0.5 - 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Oats.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling: 25 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: 30 lbs/acre
  • Precision Planting (15" with 5" in-row spacing): 20 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Soybean Plate (Black) set to 85K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 40-50 lbs/acre

Control: Winter kills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. If Tillage Radish® or CCS Oats does not winter kill, apply a combination of one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide along with one quart of glyphosate at flowering or heading.

TILLAGEMAX Homestead® PLANTING TIPS & SEEDING RATE 

TILLAGEMAX Homestead Planting Tips

Planting: Anytime after the last threat of spring frost. For most benefit, plant a minimum of 6-12 weeks prior to first freeze.

Seeding Depth: 1" Comparable seed on drill chart is Wheat.

Seeding Rate:
  • Drilling: 15 lbs/acre
  • Broadcast / Aerial: Not recommended
  • Precision Planting (15" with 4" in-row spacing): 12 lbs/acre
    (Kinze Brush Meter with Backing Plate - 60 Cell Soybean Plate (Black) set to 100K Pop)
  • For Forage: Increase drilling rate to 30 lbs/acre

Control: Tillage Sunn™ and CCS Sorghum Sudangrass kill with the first freeze. Tillage Radish® is winter killed with a few nights in the mid-teens. A quart of glyphosate and one pint of a 2,4-D product will control any Tillage Radish® that may not have been winter killed.