• • • Effect of multiple cutting on perennial hill mustard potential (Bunias orientalis L.) in the North
The report contains data on top mass productivity of hill mustard (Bunias orientalis L.) and its biochemical composition as influenced by cutting number in the middle taiga zone of the Komi Republic. Hill mustard showed to be effective for cultivation in the North as one-cut crop, producing 5.2 kg/m2 at flowering — early fructification on 2–5-year old plantations. Multiple cutting had no significant effect on phenological phases. Hill mustard grew slower after one or two cuts. Short-term intensive cultivation of hill mustard was enabled due to good regrow capacity for 3 years in a row (second, third and fourth life cycle). First cut should happen in the period of budding — flowering, second — in July-August after plant regrow. Intensive and long cultivation decreased crop potential, stand density (down to 6 pcs/m2), plant height (to 107 cm), shoot diameter (to 0.3 cm) and yield (to 0.2 kg/m2). Nutritional value of hill mustard was high regardless of cutting number. Crude protein content made up from 11 to 24%, depending on life stage.
Source: http://kormoproizvodstvo.ru/en/8-2018-2/, p. 8
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