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Brown Mustard

Brassica juncea

  • Natural bio-fumigant of root-knot nematode
  • Reduces soil crusting
  • Improves soil infiltration
  • Increases organic matter and the subsequent increase in beneficial microflora and microfauna
  • Reduces effects of bacterial wilt on successive vegetable crops

    The recommended planting rate is: 10-15kg/ha. Seeds should be sown in very early spring for spring use and in the autumn for winter use. Brown mustard requires a good sandy loamy soil, with adequate N;P;K;S to ensure rapid establishment. This crop should not follow other Brassica crops in rotation. For disease control, it is best grown once every 3–4 years.

     

    Key features

    • Natural bio-fumigant of root-knot nematode
    • Reduces soil crusting
    • Improves soil infiltration
    • Increases organic matter and the subsequent increase in beneficial microflora and microfauna
    • Reduces effects of bacterial wilt on successive vegetable crops
    Specifications
    Herbs & Brassicas

    Forage brassicas are high quality, high yielding, fast growing crops that are particularly suitable for grazing by livestock. Both tops (stems plus leaves) and roots (bulbs) can be grazed and are very nutritious. All members of the brassica family...

    Brassica management
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