WILD MUSTARD -PURCHASE CERTIFIED SEEDS WHEN YOU PLANT YOUR PASTURE
Courtesy of Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director 850-926-3931 Wild mustard and conspicuous winter weeds in pastures only convince me that when purchasing seed for winter grazing…..CERTIFIED SEED…..is worth it. Remember the old adage that “you get what you pay for”? Well, case in point. I see problematic pastures full of weeds from planting seed that has not been adequately cleaned and usually not inspected for weed seed or other contaminants. Certified seed carries a blue tag and it is cheap insurance that the seed is virtually clean of weed seed and IS GUARANTIED to be the variety that you want to plant. For a few dollars more, you get what you really want to grow. In the long run buying certified seed will save you in herbicide costs. Pay now, rather than later. Remember, one wild mustard/radish plant produces many seeds and weed seed banks in the soil are costly to control. “You get what you pay for” has a ring of real truth. For more information on wild mustard click here.
Ann Blount, Forage Breeder and Extension Specialist