Hood River Seed

BADGER BRAND- Radish 

Badger Brand daikon radish- It all starts with the taproot. Seed selected to go into the Badger brand bag has an aggressive taproot that can drill through compaction where steel can’t, allowing for root channels for subsequent crops to access much needed nutrients and water. Badger brand radish has significantly more roots than that of rye or rape. Upon decomposition, these roots leave the mined nutrients in the upper 10” of soil where the subsequent crop needs it. 

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FARMER- Fodder Radish 

​​Farmer fodder (nematode) radish has fast early vigor and excellent re-growth after cutting. It also has a deep rooting tap root that is excellent for reducing soil compaction and mining for lost nutrients. Farmer is a nematode reduction, class I, multi-resistant radish that shows resistance against the white and yellow beet cyst nematode with control of up to 90% reduction possible. Farmer is also resistant against the Columbia root-knot nematode and highly resistant against Alternaria and can also reduce nematodes such as Trichodorus. It is also suspected that Farmer may also very useful in reducing soybean cyst nematodes as well. 

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RESPECT- Fodder Radish

Respect fodder (nematode) radish is very valuable in helping control sugarbeet cyst nematodes as it has Class I resistance to Heterodera schachitii and Heterodera betae nematode found in sugar beets. It has also recently been shown to significantly reduce soybean cyst nematode populations as well. Respect can also be used as a cover crop where breaking up soil compaction is desired. It forms a small diameter tap root typically 1-2” in diameter that can go down 3’-5’ into the soil profile. It is late maturing and an excellent green manure crop, grazing crop or biofumigant. 

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TORO- Fodder Radish

Toro fodder radish is a late maturing variety available from Hood River Seed. It has been shown to help reduce Trichodorus and Paratrichodorus nematodes in potato rotations as well as helping to break up compaction and improve soil tilth in all crops. Toro forms a long slender tap root, typically 1’-5’ in length which makes it an excellent product to pull up excess nutrients from deep in the soil profile. Its excellent top growth makes it ideally suited both as a biofumigant as well as a green manure crop and it doesn’t produce nearly as much of the “rotten egg” smell that is associated with daikon radishes. Toro is not winter hardy and will be damaged by first killing frost. Do not let product go to seed.​

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MAXIMUS - Fodder Radish
Maximus fodder (nematode) radish is very valuable in helping control sugarbeet cyst nematodes as it has Class I resistance to Heterodera schachitii and Heterodera betae nematode found in sugar beets. It has also recently been shown to significantly reduce soybean cyst nematode populations as well. Maximus can also be used as a cover crop where breaking up soil compaction is desired. It forms a small diameter tap root typically 1-2” in diameter that can go down 3’-5’ into the soil profile. It is late maturing and an excellent green manure crop, grazing crop or biofumigant. 
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