Mustard Protects Potatoes


Mustard greens, grown as a green manure, or cover crop that is plowed under in the fall, release natural substances that can reduce or eliminate the need for synthetic fungicides in potato fields.

Some studies conducted at an Agricultural Research Service Station plot also show that mustard may also have an effect on nematodes and weeds. Studies are ongoing.

This can also work for home gardeners growing potatoes in their backyards.


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