Sinapis alba

Faster than the rest

The fastest mustard you can get

Serval yellow mustard is a popular, fast-growing green manure with a good ground cover. Due to the very fast establishment, Serval can be sown relatively late in autumn, where it still gives a rapid ground cover and a good weed suppression. The crop is susceptible to frost and freezes off in winter.

Resistance against nematodes

Serval is resistant to white and yellow beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii and betae) at the BCA-2 level, this implies that a reduction of 70 to 90% of the nematode population is possible.

Excellent for biofumigation

When SERVAL is in early flower stage, the crop can be chopped down and worked into the top soil. The chopped up crop will release glucosinolates which act as a biofumigant to kill nematodes, insects and even weed seeds. Best method is to chop, work into moist soil and pack all in one pass over the field. When properly managed, this will have the same effect on nematodes as a chemical fumigation, at a fraction of the cost.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Speed of establishment
Green mass production
Root depth
Nitrogen uptake
Frost susceptibility
Resistance, beet cyst nematodes
  • Very quick establishment after sowing
  • Tolerates relatively late sowing time
  • Resistant to beet cyste nematodes
  • Large amount of green mass for soil improvement