Seeding rates for monocrop:
10-15 lbs/acre or .5 lbs per 1,000 square feet*
*Please note that White Gold seeds are slightly larger than alfalfa seeds. Drill should be a bit tighter than alfalfa, although the alfalfa or canola setting should be sufficient.
Seeding rates for cover crop cocktail:
3-6 pounds per acre for a cocktail of three or more crops. Mighty Mustard®
is highly competitive, hence the need to reduce the seeding rate. If you want the mustard to play a more dominant role in the blend, increase the seeding rate.
Higher seeding rates yield smaller stems and roots that decompose more quickly when incorporated.
Excels in well-drained soils within a pH range of 5-8
35-40 days, depending on soil temperature and growing-degree days.
Estimated plant height in optimal growing conditions:
- 4 to 6-week growth period: 1 to 2 feet
- 8 to 12-week period: 6 to 7 feet at full bloom
5 to 6 tons per acre
Mustards are sensitive to day length and will flower prematurely during periods of extended daylight, limiting biomass production. For maximum biomass, plant when daylight hours are shorter, such as early spring or late fall. Please note that Mighty Mustard®️ will winter-kill at sustained temperatures of 26 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.
Please note that White Gold is proven effective in reducing broadleaf weeds, but not grasses.
Mustards have a C:N ratio of 14:1 for above ground biomass. With a low C:N ratio, such as a mustard crop, you could see a surplus of available N in the soil, a benefit we tout for nutrient recycling with the incorporation of a brassica cover crop.
Consider soil test results prior to application. Best to apply pre-plant or at time of seeding with direct seeding system. If soil is N deficient, apply at rates of 50-80 lbs/acre.
Because sulfur is a major element of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, we
recommend maintaining a 6:1 ratio of nitrogen to sulfur to maximize biomass growth and
Nematode suppression protocol:
Mustards are host plants to some nematodes. Follow the termination protocol to maximize biofumigation impact.
**The incorporation process is time-sensitive, so it’s crucial to complete all the actions in one day. DON’T leave a trash layer of mustard organic matter on top of the soil.**
- No later than 30-35 days after emergence, chop mustard as finely as possible.
- Immediately incorporate into soil.
- Immediately water and roll soil to activate and seal glucosinolates.
that moisture is key, as the glucosinolates are short-lived, so you need to release them into the soil ASAP to suppress nematodes.
Allow three weeks between time of incorporation and the planting of your next crop.
Always check herbicide plant-back restrictions prior to planting Mighty Mustard®.