White Mustard Seeds For Cover Crops

Mustard Seeds - White

Herb Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 7

Height: 24 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Early to late summer

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Loam to heavy soils, pH 5 - 8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Sinapis alba

Planting Directions

Temperature: 72F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/2 - 3/4 inch

Sowing Rate: 10 - 12 lbs per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

White Mustard (Sinapis Alba Nemagon) - This variety of white mustard is used for cover crops with outstanding nematode suppression. It hinders the life cycle of nematode larvae and acts as a natural biofumigant when turned in to the soil just before flowering. This high protein forage crop has high nitrogen content and increase soil tilth.

Nemagon white mustard seeds also contains high levels of glucosinate which is a compound similar to those found in commercial soil fumigants. It also features exceptional fast growth forming a compact covering to obstruct weeds.

The deep root system does a great job of re-utilizing nutrients that may have filtered past the root zone of crop plants. The tap root grows to a depth of three feet which helps break up soil and scavenge nutrients. Use Nemagon white mustard seed as a winter cover crop in home gardens, crop rotations and vineyards. It provides natural weed suppression, increased tilth, and increased organic soil matter. Nemagon is high in sulfer, which can become available to the subsequent crop when the mustard is incorporated in to the soil. Do not permit the mustard to go to seed or it could become a field impurity.

Seeding Rate: 10 - 12 lbs per acre