Yellow mustard May 16, 2016

Yellow mustard is a rapid grower that quickly covers the ground. Under favourable conditions, the crop produces a large amount of organic matter in a short time. That makes it ideal for late sowing, into September. Yellow mustard produces a sturdy taproot that penetrates deep into the soil. The crop thrives quickly but does not provide any seed storage with autumn sowing.

Usually, a pretreatment is necessary in order to be able to plough the long crop under well. Ploughing after the winter can be done without pretreatment. The plant freezes to death in the winter. Yellow mustard is highly susceptible to clubroot. Therefore, the green manure is less suitable for crop rotation with cabbage.