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Whilst out scouting today I came across this field looking very bright and yellow in the morning sun.

 

Mustard Nov 19.jpg

mustard 1 Nov 19.jpg

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Yes, Mustard, but it will probably be ploughed in by Christmas as it's a break crop, the farmers in my area normally drill peas on these fields in late March, so worth keeping an eye on..?

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In my area Mustard is planted and paid for (whole or part) by United Utilities to offset input of Nitrates I believe into the water course.

Never seen a pigeon on it unfortunately.

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Charlock/ Mustard both same thing charlock being the wild variety. You also have Garlic Mustard  known here as Jack-by-the-Hedge and treacle mustard. Check the root out as charlock has a strong woody tap root. Most unusual and just shows the truth about global warming because the flowering period for all of them is June to August.

If anyone is thinking I'm a smart alec, this information comes from my 1952 copy of Observers Book of British Wild Flowers ...a Xmas present back then:yes:

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Soil fixer, some  varieties are grown before potatoes to help control, soil pests. 

 

I would say some fields are behind being cultivated due to the wet conditions 

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