Introducing Radishes into the Organic Pasture Webinar by eOrganic

This webinar was recorded on December 4, 2014. Watch it on YouTube at

About the Webinar

Radishes can provide two benefits to the organic dairy pasture: 1) to extend the grazing season with a high energy feedstock, and 2) to provide “bio-drills” by utilizing the tap roots of these plants to address soil compaction. In this webinar, Fay Benson and Liz Burrichter will describe their on-farm research with brassicas, including no-till seeding Daikon Radish into grazing swards.

Slides from the webinar as a PDF handout

About the Presenter

Fay Benson is the project manager of New York's Organic Dairy Initiative and small dairy support specialist with Cornell University's South Central NY Dairy team. Fay has been working with grazing and organic dairy farmers for 10 years and also operated his own dairy farm for more than 20 years.

Elizabeth Burrichter is a program assistant with New York’s Organic Dairy Initiative and is an organic dairy educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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Published November 3, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.