Scientific name: Sinapus alba
Common names: Japanese radish, Forage radish, Japanese radys
Seeding rate: 0.8 – 1 g/m² (8 – 10 kg/ha)
Growth cycle: Annual
Growth season: Cool season
White mustard is an annual temperate herb belonging to the family Brassicaceae. It has an extremely fast growth which forms a dense canopy to choke out weeds. The deep root system does a great job of recycling nutrients that may have leached past the root zone of crop plants as well. As with all brassicas, White mustard is high in Sulphur, which can become available to the subsequent crop when the mustard is incorporated into the soil. It works extremely well as a nematode suppressor and as a natural bio-fumigant. Use in rotation with most grains and vegetables. It produces more biomass than Brown mustard.