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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Hobby.....

How's the radishes looking?  Looks like there might have been a little shower move through the area to keep em good and moist.  Any pictures?

 

Neighbor of mine planted oats, peas and radishes about 10 days ago into next years milo ground. Growing good and you could row them this morning.  I'll try to get a picture or two tomorrow and get it posted.

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Jameshh1964
Senior Contributor

Re: Hobby.....

Shaggy,
Out of curiosity what does the radish seed cost you?
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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Hobby.....

Can't remember James, I'd need to check my invoice from this past spring.

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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Hobby.....

Here's a price list to a popular cover seed dealer out of Nebraska.  Not sure how up to date it is.

 

 

https://greencoverseed.com/price-list

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too close for comfort
Senior Contributor

Re: Hobby.....

How many LBS/ acre on the radish seed?

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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Hobby.....

I'm not sure on the pounds per acre if seeding only radishes, but I used a blend of 40# oats, 20# forage peas, 4# turnips and 2# radishes.  I think if radishes are planted alone 6# is about the rate you want to seed but I'm not 100% positive.

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Jameshh1964
Senior Contributor

Re: Hobby.....

That's pretty steep priced annual ryegrass. The growers here are getting about$0.24/lb to grow it. Radish seed prices to growers are getting$2.00/lb. the barley seed is more expensive than organic here. Let me know what you need for cover crop seed, Shaggy, and I'll just give you the phone number of a grower and make you both happy!
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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Hobby.....

Who said I wasn't already happy?  Not sure purchasing seed for less than 100 acres from someone 2000 miles away would be a good choice.  Is this grower going to show up at my place and innoculate the seed for me an hour before I convey them into the drill using his seed caddy at no additional charge?  Buying local has its advantages.  Not trying to shut you off, but I'm a big believer in loyality and my current supplier is a good friend of mine and is a very straight shooter in the seed selling business.  Being 5 miles up the road is nice also.

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Jameshh1964
Senior Contributor

Re: Hobby.....

Ha! I'm glad you are already happy Shaggy. I bet the seed comes from here in the first place though. Didn't mean to offend you. I've never heard of inoculating radish seed though. A single pallet can be shipped to the Midwest for around $600...FYI. Have a good one.
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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Hobby.....

Not offended, we found it is easier to inoculate the entire blend instead of only the peas and then blending them in later.  Are the radishes you're referring to the one and only "Tillage Radish", or are they some other type?  Tillage radishes work extremely well as a cover crop particularly for the size they grow to be.  If your unfamilar, just google them.  They are almost becoming a tool for no-tillers in this area.  There seem to be just a few more acres seeded each year.

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