Willamette Valley agriculturalists need rotation crops, especially on soils that have few alternatives. The well-publicized conflict over canola is one manifestation of this unmet need for crops that diversify cropping enterprises. Sinapis alba, known by the common names yellow or white mustard, is a potential oilseed feedstock crop that will not cross with Brassica spp. vegetable crops. Other cultivated mustards are members of the genus Brassica and will cross with Brassica spp. vegetables or canola. Because of this distinction, S.alba is not regulated by current ODA administrative rules nor by proposed Oregon legislation.
Here’s my handout from the Hyslop Farm Field Day with more information about this oilseed crop:
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