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Old 07-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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have you tried Cooper Seeds? They usually have anything like that.
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Read about Trophy Radishes in AON written by Kent K.

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is a friend of mine from up in the northeast Steve Groff. Great guy ahe can help you and he checks this forum fairly often. Private message him.

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The Oil Seed Radish in Sweet Spot is actually the variety Daikon. While it may be similar to Trophy Radishes, it is not the same.

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I checked the website. Coopers has them.
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Talks about feeding in Dec, but then says it dies on frost..........which is it.


Maybe just radishes to browse after frost?
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Talks about feeding in Dec, but then says it dies on frost..........which is it.


Maybe just radishes to browse after frost?
Plant in Oct. after frost kills the plant and deer will graze on them through the winter
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From what I've heard, where similar things are planted in the north, it takes A LOT of cold weather to kill the greens, but once it does, they feed on the roots. I would imagine, down here, the greens will still be growing come Christmas.
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Read about Trophy Radishes in AON written by Kent K.

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Call 706-506-0204 and ask for Don. Also ask about Tecomate Manager's Line (25 and 50 pound bags) and Sweet Spot.

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I checked the website. Coopers has them.
They are out of stock.
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Wow. They gettin' any more?
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I don't know, but that guy in the picture in the article sure was U-G-L-Y! Why did they not pick someone a little better looking?!
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Cobb and Cobb Seed Co. will have them in a couple weeks! Call (478) 348-4931 speak with Allison and she will fill you in. Or PM me with your number and I will call you and assist you in getting some .
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i don't care what anyone says, i sure ain't looking to plant no rashes! i get them on my own.
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some plants will begin to rot in late winter and other will rot in spring as the temperature warms. It all depends upon moisture and soil temps. If it's 80 degrees in January for 2 weeks like we've seen and rainy - they'll be more that start to decay. Other parts of the field will take longer to start to decay. Bottom line is that once they decay - you are getting "free" fertilizer and great aeration.
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I don't know anything,other than what was in the GON article.It looks like you can't go wrong planting these radishes.Good forage,and good for the soil,too.
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some plants will begin to rot in late winter and other will rot in spring as the temperature warms. It all depends upon moisture and soil temps. If it's 80 degrees in January for 2 weeks like we've seen and rainy - they'll be more that start to decay. Other parts of the field will take longer to start to decay. Bottom line is that once they decay - you are getting "free" fertilizer and great aeration.

Most all the brasicas I've ever planted last all through the winter in middle Ga and tend to die out when it starts to get hot in the spring. Most of the browsing takes places in the coldest months, Dec, Jan, Feb.
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Just bought 5 lbs. of Trophy Radish at www.wammocks.com, or call 1-888-564-2308. I ordered it on monday and got it on wednesday.
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i'm new here, not sure how the reply works. i bought trophy radish at www.wammocks.com
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I have the TROPHY RADISHES available, both at my farm supply in Washington County and In Kennesaw, Ga. Feel free to contact me about the Radishes as well as any other products you might need. Southern Sweet Spot is avail as well. and much much more. (478)299-6567 Chad
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I have the TROPHY RADISHES available, both at my farm supply in Washington County and In Kennesaw, Ga. Feel free to contact me about the Radishes as well as any other products you might need. Southern Sweet Spot is avail as well. and much much more. (478)299-6567 Chad
These seem to be the buzz around our guys. Are they worth it?
Also, we are mixing with another mix of unknown at this time and with some clover. Is there anything these should not be mixed with?
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They will mix with any thing as long as you use the recommended rate. Some where I read, or was told, that if you seed them too heavily they can shade out companion crops. I know I was told that 5 lbs, mixed with 50 lbs of wheat would cover an acre. By themselves, 5 lbs will cover half an acre.
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Someone please confirm. I was told Friday at a seed store that these Trophy Radishes are nothing more than a wild variety (weed) . Anyone know for sure?
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Someone please confirm. I was told Friday at a seed store that these Trophy Radishes are nothing more than a wild variety (weed) . Anyone know for sure?
These are not a "wild variety or weed" They have been genetically designed as a soil amendment plant. Kent K. came across them , tested them for 2 yrs in different area in ga for a game attractant as well as a nutritional supplement and had good results. He trade marked the name "Trophy Radishes" bagged them in 5 # bags and is marketing them to hunters or wildlife managers.
I can tell you that they serve all 3 purposes in Ga. 1) soil amend. 2) nutritional supplement 3) attractant.
Any other questions, I will be glad to discuss.
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Someone please confirm. I was told Friday at a seed store that these Trophy Radishes are nothing more than a wild variety (weed) . Anyone know for sure?

This will tell you all about them.

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/f...eil_radish.pdf

A professor, Ray Weil, has been researching them as a cover crop and forage for years, and has published numerous papers on them. It's not exactly as if the radishes were "just discoverd" or anything. You can look up his work on the Internet.

Then a no-till enthusiast, Steve Gross, started promoting them, and marketing them. He mostly took the seed from the research stage with Weil to the marketing stage, and sells the seed as "Tillage Radishes",http://www.tillageradish.com/. Apparently it is the Gross seeds that are being bagged and relabeled as "Trophy Radishes."

The irony is that Gross and Weil are promoting the radishes primarily as a soil amendments as part of a no till program. The radish sends down a strong taproot that supposedly will break through any type of soil. In the spring, that root dies, rots (and gets worms), and leaves a big hole in the ground, increasing the tilth of the soil. Also, the roots capture nitrogen and provide a slow release as the roots decay, aiding spring crops.

Given our heavy clay soils, I think this tillage aspect is as interesting as the forage capability.

Here is a good read on the subject,

http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/FarmR...ageRadish.html

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The diakon radish is used in Japanese and Korean cuisines (and probably others also).
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I have the TROPHY RADISHES available, both at my farm supply in Washington County and In Kennesaw, Ga. Feel free to contact me about the Radishes as well as any other products you might need. Southern Sweet Spot is avail as well. and much much more. (478)299-6567 Chad
Where is your farm supply store in washington county?
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This will tell you all about them.

http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/f...eil_radish.pdf

A professor, Ray Weil, has been researching them as a cover crop and forage for years, and has published numerous papers on them. It's not exactly as if the radishes were "just discoverd" or anything. You can look up his work on the Internet.

Then a no-till enthusiast, Steve Gross, started promoting them, and marketing them. He mostly took the seed from the research stage with Weil to the marketing stage, and sells the seed as "Tillage Radishes",http://www.tillageradish.com/. Apparently it is the Gross seeds that are being bagged and relabeled as "Trophy Radishes."

The irony is that Gross and Weil are promoting the radishes primarily as a soil amendments as part of a no till program. The radish sends down a strong taproot that supposedly will break through any type of soil. In the spring, that root dies, rots (and gets worms), and leaves a big hole in the ground, increasing the tilth of the soil. Also, the roots capture nitrogen and provide a slow release as the roots decay, aiding spring crops.

Given our heavy clay soils, I think this tillage aspect is as interesting as the forage capability.

Here is a good read on the subject,

http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/FarmR...ageRadish.html

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The diakon radish is used in Japanese and Korean cuisines (and probably others also).


Good Info



We planted some this year, I will be watching them closely to see how they compare to other brassicas we have planted.
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He's located in Davisboro. I picked up and planted 4 bags of Trophy Radishes, among other seed, Labor Day weekend from Chad. Good guy and and fair pricing, PM him and he can give exact location. Or call, someone there can answer all your questions. 478-348-4931
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Here's a report on the TR's

Growth rate is high, Germination rate is high as well, comparable to other brassicas.

But the TR's seem to be more palatable than other brassicas, especially early in the season, which is a good thing, were noticing a lot more browse on the TR than our plots that have rape. All of the plots have mixtures with clovers and grains, none are just brassicas.
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Coopers had two bags out front when I was there on Friday.
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Here's a report on the TR's

Growth rate is high, Germination rate is high as well, comparable to other brassicas.

But the TR's seem to be more palatable than other brassicas, especially early in the season, which is a good thing, were noticing a lot more browse on the TR than our plots that have rape. All of the plots have mixtures with clovers and grains, none are just brassicas.
Rick what was your overall assessment?
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I planted them as well, I planted a thicker strip down 1 side of 2 plots and spread the rest throughout the plot to take advantage of their other advantages. Kimbrough brothers in pine mountain also carries them.
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This is the fourth season we've planted them Joe, overall been very happy with em. We planted more this year then ever before, they've been growing in popularity among the guys in the club so more ppl are planting them. I like them best in a mixture with cereal grains(wheat,oats, rye) and arrowleaf clover, I ad in Iron & Clay peas for a bow draw, works well if you have a big enough plot so they don't get browsed out too quick, if not then go with buckwheat. Have to be careful about over seeding when used in a blend, can shade out your other seed. It's a great planting for deer, they really like it, one of the best brassicas for the money I think.
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I planted 6 in my garden last yr and let them seed out. I ended up with 1 1/2 qt bags of pure seed. I'm planting them today with some clover in my plot at the house that I planted a week ago. I have 12 in my garden up about 8" now.
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I planted 6 in my garden last yr and let them seed out. I ended up with 1 1/2 qt bags of pure seed. I'm planting them today with some clover in my plot at the house that I planted a week ago. I have 12 in my garden up about 8" now.
That is good info, what time of year did they seed out? be nice to save some $ on planting seeds, I usually do the same in my garden on some stuff.
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They seed out in the spring (bout March) then it takes them about 4-6 weeks for the pod to dry and the seed to get hard. Then I shell them like peas while watching TV.
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