Quality of western Canadian mustard 2016 - Effects of weather on quality

Effects of weather on quality

The mustard crop grown in western Canada in 2016 showed general characteristics of a crop well matured. The Grain Research Laboratory’s long-term Harvest Sample Program results show that cool and moist growing conditions tend to produce an oilseed crop with lower protein content, this trend is especially noticed in yellow mustard. Research also shows that total glucosinolate levels may decrease when Brassica crops are grown under cooler than normal conditions.

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