The best varieties for game cover. Mustard is a most versatile crop, very easy to plant either by drilling or broadcasting and then harrowing in. It will easily germinate to form a crop loved by both partridge and pheasant. It is relatively pest free due to the strong flavour, and very resilient to the harsh UK climate by being able to cope with drought and cold. It will stop growing when the temperature falls below zero. Many keepers broadcast mustard into standing cereals in July to ensure an early cover.