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Mustard Cover Crops

A high yeilding cover crop which creates a dense cover while improving soil structure at at economical price per hectare. Boston Seeds stock a range of white mustard and brown mustard offering a range of benefits to complement your planned crop rotations. We welcome enquiries for bespoke mixtures and have expert staff on hand to offer advice. Feel free to call 01205 280069 or email info@bostonseeds.co.uk 

 

For more information on cover crops and the EnviroSeeds range view our brochure.

Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata)

Ethiopian mustard is a fast growing frost hardy, brassica which produces a dense leafy canopy and acts as an excellent weed suppressor.

  • Produces a dense leafy canopy to supress weeds
  • Fast and easy to establish providing rapid ground cover
  • Frost hardy cover crop ideal for use in later sowings
  • Can tollerate and improve poor soil conditions 
  • Sowing rate: 5kg / ha

IRIS White Mustard Seed (Class 2 Nematode Resistant) (Sinapsis alba)

IRIS white mustard is a cost effective and fast establishing catch crop. As a class 2 variety it can be used to assist in the control of Beet Cyst Nematode.

  • Type 2 variety reduces up to 90% of Beet Cyst Nematode populations in testing
  • Fast and easy to establish, creating a dense canopy to suppress weeds
  • Rapid breakdown of organic material after incorporation releases nutrients
  • Extensive root development protects soil from errosion and breaks compaction
  • Sowing rate: 15-25kg / ha

Mustard Seed - (Organic)

With an extensive root development and an impressive yield of dry matter. If not incorporated, surviving plants are usually killed by winter frosts.

  • Fast and easy to establish providing rapid ground cover and weed suppression
  • Rapid breakdown of organic material after incorporation releases nutrients
  • Extensive root development protects soil from errosion and breaks compaction
  • Cost effective solution for using with crop rotations
  • Sowing rate: 25kg / ha

SCALA Brown Mustard Seeds (Brassica juncea)

SCALA is the choice brown mustard for a frost tolerant cover crop to suppress weeds, pump water and improve soil structure.  

  • Strong early vigour and medium maturity 
  • Distinguished by its superior autumn growth and winter hardiness
  • Strong root development to pump water and improve the soil
  • Active against PCN, Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Verticillium in biofumigation
  • Sowing rate: 5kg / ha

VITTASSO Brown Mustard Seed (Brassica juncea)

Very popular for use in potato rotations to control soil borne pests and can be incorporated into moist soil to maximise biofumigation.

  • Green manure crop with biofumigant properties
  • Winter-hardy, easy to establish, cost effective
  • Reduces wireworm and PCN populations and their effect on potatoes
  • Suppresses Verticillium wilt and Sclerotinia in potato production
  • Sowing Rate: 5kg / ha
  • VITTASSO Brown Mustard Brochure

White Mustard Seed (Sinapsis alba)

White mustard has extensive root development and an impressive yield of dry matter. If not incorporated, surviving plants are usually killed by winter frosts.

  • Fast and easy to establish providing rapid ground cover and weed suppression
  • Rapid breakdown of organic material after incorporation releases nutrients
  • Extensive root development protects soil from errosion and breaks compaction
  • Cost effective solution for using with crop rotations
  • Sowing rate: 25kg / ha

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