Combining a mustard cover

We planted a mustard cover mid July and it’s now going to pod. How long is a mustard plants cycle? When could we expect to harvest it?
 

New Puritan

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I've not done it, but found the data sheets provided by the Alberta Government to be quite helpful with niche crops. They have one on mustard here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/57487180-dcf7-4d7d-93db-57f44db9a79b/resource/bc660767-eeab-4c36-b035-9fba489f89ce/download/4563228-2010-agri-facts-mustard-production-alberta-143-20-1-2010-01.pdf which has info on harvesting.

Obviously some of the info is for a different climate to ours, so it may not cut the mustard...
Thanks
 

Fuzzy

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Nobody ever done it?
I have a mustard catch crop (only 4 acres) which i hope to harvest, i reckon it will be a November harvest.
The weather will detemine if it reaches proper maturity !.
I just hope i get enough seed so that i can get it through the drier, i expect it to be high moisture and it will not store for very long unless it is nice and dry.
 

tr250

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I’ve been beating on a shoot in lincs that used it as cover looked like osr but smaller and thicker so expect it is possible by jan if you get it dry enough
 

New Puritan

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I knew there was a thread about this somewhere. Did you combine your mustard @warksfarmer ? I put some in at the end of a field earlier this year and it's in flower now, and it got me wondering if I could get some seed back from it.
 
@warksfarmer how are you destroying your mustard? what cults ahead of next crop? we threw some on ahead of a thunderstorm in early august and its now 3 feet tall in flower.
Erm depends on soil type and weather. Topping and glyphosate then drill direct where possible.

I’m looking for a disc/press combo though as I’ve used one this year and it’s done a great job set at 1-2 inches deep. Not deep enough to disturb buried grass seeds but deep enough to chop and mix the mustard. This is some planted about 5 weeks ago. It’s in flower today.
 

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Erm depends on soil type and weather. Topping and glyphosate then drill direct where possible.

I’m looking for a disc/press combo though as I’ve used one this year and it’s done a great job set at 1-2 inches deep. Not deep enough to disturb buried grass seeds but deep enough to chop and mix the mustard. This is some planted about 5 weeks ago. It’s in flower today.
do you spring crop after this mustard or autumn? wheat i guess?
 
do you spring crop after this mustard or autumn? wheat i guess?
Always a spring crop. I know a lot of people don’t like because it offer not proper rooting, but it’s cheap and if you top it the biomass it goes into the ground anyway. This years we’ve got mix 70% mustard and 30% raddish.
 
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The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

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