(SASKATOON) A comprehensive Mustard Production Manual is now available online at www.saskmustard.com. The information was compiled by specialists within the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and is hosted on the Sask Mustard website.
“It has been decades since the last mustard production manual was compiled and many farming practices have changed,” notes Kevin Hursh, Sask Mustard’s executive director. “There was a real need to bring up-to-date mustard production information together into one resource.”
The manual is designed to be user friendly whether the information is accessed from a home computer or from a smartphone out in the field. With the web-based manual, it will be easy to update the information as new mustard varieties become available and as registrations change on crop protection products.
“Whether you want to identify mustard from canola out in the field or whether you want to learn about an insect pest in your mustard crop, the manual has that information,” says Hursh.
Sask Mustard thanks the many experts within the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture who contributed to the manual, with special thanks to Provincial Oilseed Specialist Barb Ziesman who coordinated the entire project.
Ziesman will officially launch the Mustard Production Manual at the Sask Mustard annual meeting on Thursday, January 14 at the Saskatoon Inn.
Everyone attending the meeting will have another reason to get excited. Participants will receive a copy of the new family-friendly mustard cookbook, Mustard Makeovers and More – 100 Marvellous Recipes for Busy Families.
Recently printed, the cookbook has already received rave reviews. It is being used at international and domestic events to promote cooking with mustard.
“With a variety of family-friendly recipes from appetizers to stews to pizzas to desserts, there is a mustard dish in this book for everyone,” says Sask Mustard general manager Adele Buettner.
The cookbook is available for sale through the Sask Mustard office and through McNally Robinson and at the Saskmade Market both located on 8th Street in Saskatoon. The project was made possible with the support of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agri-Marketing Program.
For more information, contact:
Kevin Hursh, Sask Mustard Executive Director: 306-222-0238
Adele Buettner, Sask Mustard General Manager: 306-975-6629
Sask Mustard is a producer-funded levy commission responsible for administering funds towards research, communications, market development, administration and extension related-activities on all mustard produced in Saskatchewan. The commission serves mustard producers, who are leaders in global exports of mustard seed, by informing them of research advancements and sharing mustard’s culinary attributes with consumers and those who influence them.