Shield

Mustard

Brassica juncea

Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet

Shield

Mustard

Brassica juncea

Shield

Mustard

Brassica juncea

Technical Data Sheet

Description

Purpose & Fit

High in potassium, calcium, and accumulated sulfur, Shield Mustard is a natural dewormer in livestock grazing systems.

Growth Pattern

An annual plant, mustard will completely cover the ground within 4-5 weeks and grow to a height of 30”–45”. Flowering can occur 3-5 weeks after emergence, with taproots that extend 5 ft. into soils under dry conditions.

Interseeding

Not Recommended

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 185,000 – 205,000

Description

Purpose & Fit

High in potassium, calcium, and accumulated sulfur, Shield Mustard is a natural dewormer in livestock grazing systems.

Growth Pattern

An annual plant, mustard will completely cover the ground within 4-5 weeks and grow to a height of 30”–45”. Flowering can occur 3-5 weeks after emergence, with taproots that extend 5 ft. into soils under dry conditions.

Interseeding

Not Recommended

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 185,000 – 205,000

Description

Purpose & Fit

High in potassium, calcium, and accumulated sulfur, Shield Mustard is a natural dewormer in livestock grazing systems.

Growth Pattern

An annual plant, mustard will completely cover the ground within 4-5 weeks and grow to a height of 30”–45”. Flowering can occur 3-5 weeks after emergence, with taproots that extend 5 ft. into soils under dry conditions.

Interseeding

Not Recommended

Did You Know?

Seeds/Lb: 185,000 – 205,000

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

Mustard prefers well-drained loamy soils with sufficient moisture and is intolerant of drought and waterlogging. Although tolerant of low fertility soil, soils that are prone to crusting can cause problems. While mustard is tolerant of mild frosts, severe frosts can destroy the crop. Moisture stress during the flowering period will reduce yields.

Soil pH: 5.5 – 8.3

Optimum Growth Range: 25°F – 85°F

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

Mustard prefers well-drained loamy soils with sufficient moisture and is intolerant of drought and waterlogging. Although tolerant of low fertility soil, soils that are prone to crusting can cause problems. While mustard is tolerant of mild frosts, severe frosts can destroy the crop. Moisture stress during the flowering period will reduce yields.

Soil pH: 5.5 – 8.3

Optimum Growth Range: 25°F – 85°F

Adaptation

Climate & Soil

Mustard prefers well-drained loamy soils with sufficient moisture and is intolerant of drought and waterlogging. Although tolerant of low fertility soil, soils that are prone to crusting can cause problems. While mustard is tolerant of mild frosts, severe frosts can destroy the crop. Moisture stress during the flowering period will reduce yields.

Soil pH: 5.5 – 8.3

Optimum Growth Range: 25°F – 85°F

Establishment

Planting

Plant as early in the season as your local environment allows into a firm seedbed. Earlier seeding retains appropriate spring moisture levels, establishes an excellent canopy to outcompete weeds, and decreases the chances of damage from heat stress or frost. Mustard will make a perfect follow-up in spring following corn or potatoes or winter following wheat.

Seeding Depth: ½”

Germination

Shield broadleaf mustard will typically reach maturity in 80 – 95 days.

Min Time To Emergence: 5 – 10 days

Ideal Temp: 40°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 3 – 4 Lb/A

Establishment

Planting

Plant as early in the season as your local environment allows into a firm seedbed. Earlier seeding retains appropriate spring moisture levels, establishes an excellent canopy to outcompete weeds, and decreases the chances of damage from heat stress or frost. Mustard will make a perfect follow-up in spring following corn or potatoes or winter following wheat.

Seeding Depth: ½”

Germination

Shield broadleaf mustard will typically reach maturity in 80 – 95 days.

Min Time To Emergence: 5 – 10 days

Ideal Temp: 40°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 3 – 4 Lb/A

Establishment

Planting

Plant as early in the season as your local environment allows into a firm seedbed. Earlier seeding retains appropriate spring moisture levels, establishes an excellent canopy to outcompete weeds, and decreases the chances of damage from heat stress or frost. Mustard will make a perfect follow-up in spring following corn or potatoes or winter following wheat.

Seeding Depth: ½”

Germination

Shield broadleaf mustard will typically reach maturity in 80 – 95 days.

Min Time To Emergence: 5 – 10 days

Ideal Temp: 40°F

Seeding Rate

Monoculture: 3 – 4 Lb/A

Management

Grazing

Earliest Time To Graze: 8″

Fertilizer Requirements

Sulfur and boron additions may be necessary depending on a soil test.

At Planting: 60 Lb/A N – 80 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 40 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage?

Not Recommended

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: Not Applicable

Rest Period: Not Applicable

Mixes

  • Antler Chicory
  • Grazemore Festulolium
  • Ladino White Clover
  • Brutus Tall Fescue
  • Boston Plantain

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 1 (primarily utilized for quick forage)

Management

Grazing

Earliest Time To Graze: 8″

Fertilizer Requirements

Sulfur and boron additions may be necessary depending on a soil test.

At Planting: 60 Lb/A N – 80 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 40 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage?

Not Recommended

Recovery

Minimum Graze Height: Not Applicable

Rest Period: Not Applicable

Mixes

  • Antler Chicory
  • Grazemore Festulolium
  • Ladino White Clover
  • Brutus Tall Fescue
  • Boston Plantain

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 1 (primarily utilized for quick forage)

Management

Grazing

Earliest Time To Graze: 8″

Fertilizer Requirements

Sulfur and boron additions may be necessary depending on a soil test.

At Planting: 60 Lb/A N – 80 Lb/A N

During Grazing Season: 40 Lb/A N

Hay or Silage

Not Recommended

Recovery

 Minimum Graze Height: Not Applicable

Rest Period: Not Applicable

Mixes

  • Antler Chicory
  • Grazemore Festulolium
  • Ladino White Clover
  • Brutus Tall Fescue
  • Boston Plantain

Yields

Tons of Dry Matter/A: 1 (primarily utilized for quick forage)

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Shield mustard will require annual seeding.

Competitiveness

Weed control before spring planting is not usually practical, making fall the best time to control weed pressure. Mustard stands do not compete well with weeds, and the best weed control starts with the encouragement of quick and uniform emergence.

Risks

Scouring and hemolytic anemia may result from feed too high in mustards. Provide animals with supplements of copper and selenium since mustards will inhibit the absorption of these minerals. If utilizing as hay or silage, limit to 60% or less of the diet dry matter. Mitigate risks by gradually introducing a diet that includes Shield Mustard.

Diseases

  • White Mold
  • Downy Mildew
  • White Rust
  • Leaf Spots
  • Mosaic Virus

Pests

  • Flea Beetles
  • Diamondback Moth Larvae

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Shield mustard will require annual seeding.

Competitiveness

Weed control before spring planting is not usually practical, making fall the best time to control weed pressure. Mustard stands do not compete well with weeds, and the best weed control starts with the encouragement of quick and uniform emergence.

Risks

Scouring and hemolytic anemia may result from feed too high in mustards. Provide animals with supplements of copper and selenium since mustards will inhibit the absorption of these minerals. If utilizing as hay or silage, limit to 60% or less of the diet dry matter. Mitigate risks by gradually introducing a diet that includes Shield Mustard.

Diseases

  • White Mold
  • Downy Mildew
  • White Rust
  • Leaf Spots
  • Mosaic Virus

Pests

  • Flea Beetles
  • Diamondback Moth Larvae

Considerations

Permanent Pasture

Shield mustard will require annual seeding.

Competitiveness

Weed control before spring planting is not usually practical, making fall the best time to control weed pressure. Mustard stands do not compete well with weeds, and the best weed control starts with the encouragement of quick and uniform emergence.

Risks

Scouring and hemolytic anemia may result from feed too high in mustards. Provide animals with supplements of copper and selenium since mustards will inhibit the absorption of these minerals. If utilizing as hay or silage, limit to 60% or less of the diet dry matter. Mitigate risks by gradually introducing a diet that includes Shield Mustard.

Diseases

  • White Mold
  • Downy Mildew
  • White Rust
  • Leaf Spots
  • Mosaic Virus

Pests

  • Flea Beetles
  • Diamondback Moth Larvae

Please Note:

All information provided is the result of research, our own experience, or the experiences shared by our customers.

We strongly encourage consulting additional resources before planting to ensure the best fit for your location and needs.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience

Please Note:

All information provided is the result of research, our own experience, or the experiences shared by our customers.

We strongly encourage consulting additional resources before planting to ensure the best fit for your location and needs.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience

Please Note:

All information provided is the result of research, our own experience, or the experiences shared by our customers.

We strongly encourage consulting additional resources before planting to ensure the best fit for your location and needs.

Questions or Advice
Share Your Experience