Mustard Seeds - White
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
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