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Could mustard seed be P.E.I.’s next cash crop? Researchers hope to find out


September 20, 2019
By CBC News

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Researchers on P.E.I. are studying brown mustard seed to see if the plant can do double duty in the potato crop rotation — preventing both disease and generating a cash crop.

Right now, most P.E.I. farmers plow the mustard into the soil. As it breaks down, the plants give off a biofumigant that kills wireworm and other pests. Scientists at the Harrington Research Centre are trying to find out what would happen if they could grow the mustard to maturity and then sell the seeds. | READ MORE