Quality of western Canadian mustard 2017

Effects of weather on quality

The mustard crop grown in western Canada in 2017 showed general characteristics of a crop well matured but somewhat stressed. The Grain Research Laboratory’s long-term Harvest Sample Program results show that warm and dry growing conditions tend to produce an oilseed crop with higher protein and lower oil content, this trend is especially noticed in yellow mustard. Research also shows that total glucosinolate levels may increase when Brassica crops are grown under warmer than normal conditions.

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