Shield Mustard

Shield Mustard2018-12-11T23:25:47+00:00
Shield Mustard

Shield Mustard

Shield Mustard is one of the new brassicas, impressive in both cover crops and forage production for grazing livestock. Shield has a large leaf when planted mid to late summer. Cattle will graze it, and it recovers nicely when in rotational grazing. The large leaves of Shield Mustard provide excellent fall ground cover to protect the soil and although not as winter hardy as Bayou Kale, Shield Mustard, and Bayou Kale complement each other nicely in mixtures. If allowed to grow to maturity, Shield can reach heights more than 7 feet. With a C: N ratio of 12-26:1, Shield sequesters nutrients and releases them in late spring of the next growing season.

Key Benefits

  • Quickly recovers when rotationally grazed

  • Fast Growing

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 4 – 6
Broadcast: 6 – 10
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.75″
Minimum Germination Temperature 40° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 205,000

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 4 – 6
Broadcast: 6 – 10
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.75″
Min. Germ. F° 40° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 205,000
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