Mustard is a small seeded crop making shallow seeding important for even emergence and crop establishment. It is recommended that mustard is seeded at a depth of 0.5 to 1 inch (1.5 to 2.5 cm) into a firm, moist seed bed. When moisture is limiting, mustard can be seeded as deep as 2 inches (5 cm) to reach soil moisture. However, this may result in reductions in emergence and plant stand density and should not be common practice when moisture is not a major limiting factor or precipitation is in the forecast shortly after seeding.
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