Cover Crop Series: Indi Gold Indian Mustard
Indi Gold Indian Mustard is potentially the shortest season of the brassicas. As a brassica, it is generally considered to be a cool-season plant, but it can also be used in warmer weather. It does not make much biomass when planted in the summer but can quickly provide abundant flowers for pollinators since it can flower in 30 to 60 days depending on the temperature. Seeding rate was 8 pounds per acre.
The Noble Research Institute is testing dozens of cover crop species with potential to help build soil health in the Southern Great Plains. This series features the cover crops we've grown on our Headquarters Farm in southern Oklahoma. These videos explore our results on establishment and growth, ground cover potential, and weed control for each crop.