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The incorporation of green plant tissue into the soil is an ancient practice known as 'green manuring'. Green Manures are fast-growing plants sown to cover bare soil and can be used to disrupt pest and disease life cycles, improve soil fertility/nutrient levels and suppress weeds.
Green manure is often sown in late summer or autumn to help prevent vital nutrients being washed away with rainfall throughout the winter. When the green manure is dug back into the ground they release these nutrients back into the soil, leading to healthier soil and therefore crops.
There are many crop varieties that can be used, however Caliente Mustard 199 is one of the very best as it has a number of additional advantages.
The Benefits of Caliente Mustard 199
✔ Can be sown in the spring, early summer and late autumn (by mid-October).
✔ Suppresses a range of nematodes including cyst, root knot and free living species.
✔ Excellent for potato growers – deters wireworm and may improve potato skin finish.
✔ Subdues a number of soil-borne pathogens including Verticillium wilt, Fusarium spp, Pythium spp, Sclerotinia spp, Rhizoctonia spp and more!
✔ Provides a good source of nutrients (especially nitrogen) to following crops and encourages improved root systems and penetration.