Scav-N-ger® RADISH WITH EXCEL OATS PLANTED ON A HOG FARM IN NORTHERN INDIANA.

Scav-N-ger® Radish

This is CISCO's own brand of radish. Essentially, all cover crop radishes are going to give you the following benefits:

Benefits of Radish

  • Potentially deep penetrating large tuber

This depends on whether you plant them early enough and how much nitrogen you have left in the field. If you've been using manure, you'll see some fairly big tubers in the field. 

  • Reduce soil compaction 

groundhog radish with crimson clover in a mix we call crimson cover-all.

Radishes are great for busting up compacted soils. They'll go where corn and soybean roots generally can't go - and then the following year's crop will follow those root channels. 

  • Earthworm “Heaven” 

It seems like wherever the radishes are, there you'll find the earthworms. If you're working to rebuild some overworked fields, radish should be part of your program.

  • Voracious scavenger of nutrients

The studies done on this are conclusive. These plants love to go grab left over nutrients in the field. 

  • Good for Grazing

buster radish - sown with a spreader cart in the fall. 

Although they don't have the tops like turnips do, they're still green enough that you can run the cattle out.


CISCO  handles a few different brands of radishes. Below is a listing of them.

Both Groundhog and Scav-N-ger® are available coated.