Mustard Seed

Mustard-Seed

Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 180,000
  • Emergence time: 5 – 7 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 40 degrees Fahrenheit

Seeding

  • Drill: 4 – 8 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 4.5 – 9 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: Not Recommended

Cover Crop Information

Mustard is a plant that also has a deep fibrous root system that can be a good scavenger for nitrogen.  Mustard has soil fumigating properties that have been shown to suppress the growth of weeds.  It also has been known to attract Beneficial’s to the field.  Mustard has also been able to help prevent erosion.

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