That was true the first 2 years we grew it. Since then, it has not held true at all. We've been spraying for flea beetles at least once and have some acres this year that got 3 trips. Have had to reseed 50-60% 1 out of 4 years. This, however, might have more to do with the type of springs we've had in my area than anything. Or we've just been training our flea beetles..If your seeding yellow then seed bare seed as the only time you see flea beatles is on Late seeded yellow. Beetles dont like Hairy stem on yellow.
We “used to” buy everything cheaper.Used to buy cleaned treated brown for $2.10/lb and seed at 6lb for a $12.60 per acre cost
Have sold lots of brown for $.34/ lb ($17 per bushel) and 25-30 bushel yield.
Yellow as said can be very Inconsistent in yields. If your in an area that can get more consistent yields the payoff can be big. We had it Spike up to $.70 /lb and its nice to have a binfull when that happens. We quit growing due to wild mustard that Sticks out like a sore thumb in yellow and is Very hard if not impossible to separate
Canola weed control is Way easier but it seems like ALL the profits go to the Seed and Fert Dealer