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Ball Mustard (Neslia paniculata L.)

Crop Impacts: Yield crops: ex Barley, chickpeas, grasses, field corn

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About Ball Mustard:

Ball Mustard generally occurs in the Prairie Provinces because of the climate as well as land conditions. Ball mustard weeds can grow to be as tall as 100 cm high, and is an annual or winter annual weed that produces seeds. Ball Mustard weeds generally look very similar to other mustard plants, except the seeds are in a ball-like pouch.

Family: Brassicaceae

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Ball Mustard Scouting and Prevention:

Good drainage will help prevent Ball Mustard weeds from establishing themselves in fields. This weed in particular, tends to grow in damp clay like soils. This particular weed also does not flourish in dry hot climates or fields, and would not last in drought like conditions.

Ball Mustard Control:

Mowing is an effective way to help control the growth of Ball Mustard weeds, as long as the mowing is done before the seed sets. There are several herbicides that are known to be effective for controlling the growth of Ball Mustard weeds, and can lead to the termination of such weeds.

Latin / Alternative Ball Mustard Names:

  • - Neslia paniculata L.
  • - Neslia
  • - Yellow Weed

Additional Ball Mustard Resources:

http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=7829f186-fcc4-47ee-ba11-57ce2f4f5556 Saskatchewan Government: Ag

http://www.bayercropscience.ca/pest-library/Weeds/Ball-Mustard/ Bayer Crop Science Canada

http://www.precisionpac.com/ Dupont Precision Pac

http://www.weedwreckingcrew.com/ Dupont Weed Wrecking Crew