Popular as a green manure crop

A relatively inexpensive and highly versatile cover crop either sown alone or as a companion to other species.

It is a fast growing and good weed suppressor.

Has bio fumigation properties but not to the same extent as brown mustard.

It is ideal for early cover and produces large quantities of biomass although killed off by frost later.

It an excellent scavenger of nitrogen.

Destroy before flowering to prevent self-seeding.

Some varieties are nematode resistant.

An eligible crop for inclusion in EFA catch and cover crop mixtures

Seed Rate Pack Size Seed Treatment
12 - 17kg/ha 10 & 25kg Untreated


Organic seed available


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Suppresses Weeds
Retains Nutrients