Kodiak Mustard (Brassica juncea)
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Koidak Mustard is very unique cover crop. Kodiak contains very high levels of glucosynolates, that will break down to form thiocyanates that can control nematodes and organisms which cause soil born diseases.
Kodiak is not a mix or a blend it is all Brassica juncea, the species that has the correct type of glucosinolate to kill disease causing organisms. When incorporated into the the soil, the green tissues will release volatile compounds, allyl isothiocyanates as a metabolite from the reaction between 2 propenyl glucosinolate and myrosinase.
Kodiak has a higher consentration (more per gram of plant tissue) of glucosinolates and produces more plant biomass that previous varieties. Kodiak's organic matter breaks faster compared to stardard cover crops.
Kodiak can cycle large amounts nutrients so that your save your residual nitrogen. Kodiak also improves water penetration and suppresses weeds while it grows.
When you are ready to incorpate Kodiak into your soil, chop the green cover crop as fine a possible and then disk into the soil as soon as possible. Kodiak can be incorperated at any green stage of its growth, but the larger you allow it to grow the more total glucosinolate yield you will get -which will max out when the plants begin to go into a reproductive state. Allow a minimum of two weeks after you incorporate Kodiak before planting a new crop.
The amazing mustard is a plant that grows well as winter turns to spring and it adds so much to the soil in the end it reduces pesticide use by harboring beneficial insects and it also adds amazing organic material to the soil. A new exciting program is starting and this is that the Almond Board of California is encouraging almond farmers to look at their seeds to bees program. It involves helping the bees by planting beneficial plants like mustard and this White Gold Mustard is the ideal choice since it grows and blooms during the prime time of Bee Pollination this is going to keep your bees active and the extra mustard flower blooms should help with bee health. Stay tune in the coming year we are going to work with Almond growers and other tree orchard growers to see how this mustard crop helps with bee health and over all orchard health. I truly believe this is going to help most importantly the bee's but the almond orchard and tree health as well because happy bees will grow better almonds. In the coming year I am going to work with almond growers and other orchard growers as I just mentioned to see how not only are mustard seeds perform but we have other beneficial habitat seeds/flowers that should help with bee health and also it will help grow your fruit or nut crop in a healthier orchard. Welcome to the Mustard Family
Plant at 15-20 pounds per acre, 1/4 inch deep into a moist firm seed bed
Kodiak can be planted in year round in mild climates with the best time being in the fall. In colder climates in can be planted in the fall for a cover crop that will winter kill or plant in the spring for a traditional method.
Seed production of Kodiak are is restricted in accordance with the Plant Variety Protection Act.