Production: Seed treatments

There are several seed treatments registered for use on mustard seed to control a variety of insects and diseases. The information below is current for the 2023 growing season. Please see the Saskatchewan Agriculture Guide to Crop Protection for the most up to date information.

Helix Vibrance*
Seed-borne blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans), seed-borne Alternaria spp. and the seedling disease complex (damping off, seedling blight, seed rot, root rot) caused by Pythium, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia spp.Flea beetles (early-season)
Prosper EverGol*
Seed rot, damping off, seedling blight and early season root rot caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, seed-borne Alternaria spp. and seed-borne blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans)Flea beetles
Rancona V RS*
Seed rot, damping off and seedling blight caused by Fusarium spp. or Rhizoctonia solani; seed-borne blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans)--
Insure Pulse
Seed rot, seedling blight, root rot caused by Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Pythium spp., Alternaria brassicae, and blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans)--
Seed rot or pre-emergent damping-off caused by Pythium spp.--
NipsIt INSIDE 600 PCP#28975--Flea beetles
Sombrero 600 FS*±±
--Flea beetles
--Flea beetles and cutworms
--Flea beetles and cutworms
Fortenza Advanced*±±±
--Flea beetles, early-season flea beetles and cutworms
* Available to commercial seed treaters only
± for Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard) only
±± for condiment type mustard only
±±± for oilseed and condiment mustard including Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard)
±±±± for oilseed type mustard only 

Although most of these products must be applied by certified seed treaters, there many commercial seed treaters throughout the province. If your seed supplier is not certified to apply a seed treatment, contact the Ministry of Agriculture for seed treaters in your area.

Some seed treatments can be combined; check the product labels or the Saskatchewan Agriculture Guide to Crop Protection for specific details about possible combinations of products. 

Treated mustard seed stored longer than 6 months should be tested for germination prior to planting, as storing treated seed beyond recommended storage conditions may negatively impact germination compared to untreated seed. Storage limitations may differ for each product.

< Previous: Varieties: Hybrid Mustard

> Next: Fertility: Soil testing