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Oriental Mustard Production


Compliments of MINN-DAK Growers Ltd.

CROP DEVELOPMENT: Emerges 7 to 10 days after planting. Well adapted to North Dakota. Flowering occurs 30 to 40 days after planting, and can occur for several weeks depending upon temperatures. Pods are long with many seeds. Matures in 90 to 95 days. Typical plant height is 36" to 48".

SOILS: Adapts well to many soils. Fertile, well drained soils are usually best.

PLANTING RATE: 4 to 6 lbs/acre. There are approximately 180,000 seeds/pound.

PLANTING DATE: mid-April to early May. Seedlings are frost tolerant.

SEEDING DEPTH: 0.5 to 1.0 inches

FERTILITY REQUIREMENTS: 65 lbs. of N per 1000 lbs. of yield. Similar to small grains in phosphorous use. Us of 10 to 15 lbs/acre of sulfur is highly suggested.

WEED CONTROL: Treflan is labeled for weed control.

CHEMICAL CARRYOVER: Sensitive to carryover of sulfonylureas (e. g. Glean, Ally), also sensitive to atrazine and picloram (Tordon).

ROTATION: Usually between small grains.

WATER USE: Fairly drought tolerant.

INSECTS: Flea beetles (not near as serious as in canola - usually not treated), cutworms.

DISEASES: Sclerotinia (white mold), downy mildew, alternaria. Most are of minor importance if sound rotation practices are followed.

HARVEST: Swath when crop is 95 to 100% ripe. Green seeds do not change color, and can result in grade discounts. Use a roller to prevent swaths from rolling in the wind. Harvest during cooler parts of the day to reduce shatter loss. Storage moisture is 9%.

MARKETS: Hot mustard sauces and condiments.

TYPICAL YIELDS: 1000 to 1500 lbs/acre. Yields of 2000 lbs/acre have been obtained in ND.

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