Mustard

A fast-establishing brassica catch crop for early cover.

Pack Size

10kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

5-10kg/ha

Uses

Suitable for both partridge and pheasant, its flexible sowing dates allow for a range of cover options. Generally not very Winter hardy, but will cope in mild years. Lightning variety is a little tougher and exclusive to Bright Seeds.

Value

Can be sown on stubble after harvest to add extra cover.

Sowing

May - August

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Just under the surface (0.5 inch) in 12-15 inch rows. Can be broadcast.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
Does not have a high demand for fertiliser - will utilise soil nutrients well. Excess fertiliser can cause lodging (falling over).

Bugs & Beasts

Susceptible to flea beetle and should be sprayed immediately upon detection. The fast-growing nature of the crop narrows the flea beetle window.

Weeds

Not usually a problem. Outgrows most competitor weeds.

Plant Disease

Club root can be a problem if grown continuously for more than 5-6 years, so appropriate rotation is strongly recommended.

Price

from £38.50 per 10kg

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