Black Mustard

Black Mustard emerges as a valuable component in cover crop blends as natural pest supression, weed suppression, biofumigant properties & organic matter benefits.



Black Mustard emerges as a valuable component in cover crop blends, particularly effective in managing soil-borne pathogens. Its potent glucosinolate levels enable it to suppress a range of pests and diseases, making it a natural solution for revitalizing problematic paddocks.

  • Natural pest supression
  • Weed suppression
  • Biofumigant Properties
  • Organic Matter Enrichment

Black Mustard serves as an intermediary cover crop, enhancing soil quality significantly. When sown in late spring, it not only thrives but also effectively chokes out weeds. Scientific studies affirm that live mustard plant tissues, seeds, and roots contain compounds acting as natural soil biofumigants, targeting nematodes and pathogenic fungi. To harness these benefits, mustard must be managed akin to green manure – cut down and promptly incorporated into the soil. This process not only infuses nitrogen but also enriches the soil with abundant organic matter.

For optimal results, mustard should be incorporated into the soil at least three weeks before planting a new crop. Adequate moisture, either from rainfall or irrigation, is essential throughout the growing period to activate the allelopathic chemicals and biofumigant properties of the mustard plant. This careful management ensures the full potential of Black Mustard in enhancing soil health and productivity.

Variety Black Mustard
Role Cover crop, Biofumigant
Sowing Rate 8-10kg/ha
Days to Maturity 60-90 days
Unit sizes 25kg, 1000kg
Available in Multi Specie Pasture Blends