Combining a mustard cover

Fuzzy

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
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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Location
Northants
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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Arable Farmer
Location
East Sussex
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?
 

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