I am going to plant some Kodiak Mustard this fall to see how it works. Literature gives high praise.
Purchased some seeds last year but never got around to planting them.
"Kodiak Mustard is very unique cover crop. Kodiak contains very high levels of glucosynolates, that will break down to form thiocyanates that can control nematodes and organisms which cause soil born diseases."
SETEX_Gardener--Curtis if I recall you have a nematode problem--might be worth a try in one of your beds. BTW How you doing since your surgeries. Let us hear from you.
Kodiak is not a mix or a blend it is all Brassica juncea, the species that has the correct type of glucosinolate to kill disease causing organisms. When incorporated into the the soil, the green tissues will release volatile compounds, allyl isothiocyanates as a metabolite from the reaction between 2 propenyl glucosinolate and myrosinase.
"Kodiak has a higher concentration (more per gram of plant tissue) of glucosinolates and produces more plant biomass that previous varieties. Kodiak's organic matter breaks faster compared to standard cover crops."
"Kodiak can cycle large amounts nutrients so that your save your residual nitrogen. Kodiak also improves water penetration and suppresses weeds while it grows."
Tbird What is this???
"Seed production of Kodiak are is restricted in accordance with the Plant Variety Protection Act."
Can be planted year round in mild climates. Fall is best.
15-20 pounds per acre
5 - 9 pounds $4.43 per pound
10 - 24 pounds $3.83 per pound
Look at size of plant== see cap on ground.