Brown mustard

Brown mustard - Brassica juncea - Bruine mosterd - Sarepta Senf - Moutarde brune
Sowing rate
10 kg/ha onheavy soils, 8 kg/ha on light soils
Summer till early autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
40-60 kg N/ha pending on previous crop

This crop is mainly used in subtropical or tropical areas where it can produce high amounts of biomass.

This fast growing crop is well known for its high concentration of the glucosinolate sinigrin. Due to its early flowering, brown mustard is well suited when the cropping-window is small.

Brown mustard performs best in warmer areas. Brown mustard  is a good host plant for the most well-known nematodes such as Beet cyst, Root knot and Stubby root.