Nemnuke Biofumigant

(Brassica juncea)

Nemnuke is a variety of Mustard which is used as a biofumigant in high production agricultural areas where soil borne pests and diseases are a problem.

Nemnuke contains natural components called Glucosinolates which have been found to release a compound called Isothiocyanates, which is a powerful fumigant and is known for delaying the onset and reducing the severity of Root Rot and Bacterial Wilt.

Nemnuke Key attributes:

  • Reduction in soil borne pests and diseases
  • Increase in soil organic carbon levels
  • Improved soil structure
  • Increase in soils nutrient and moisture holding capacity
  • Improved productivity
  • Weed suppression
  • Maturity – approximately 12 to 14 weeks

To achieve the maximum effect of biofumigation from a Nemnuke crop is important to cut the entire crop right before it begins to flower and work the brassica into the soil, preferably with offset discs. Once the entire crop is fully incorporated it will need to be watered, this will help to release the biofumigant into the soil completely.

  • Recommended pH Rate: 6 – 8

  • Recommended Rainfall Rate: 400mm+

  • Recommended Sow Rate: 6 to 10 kgs/ha.

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