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Growers of leading DEKALB hybrids which fail to establish this autumn will be credited with £100/bag under the enhanced Establishment Scheme introduced by Bayer for 2020.

Building on the initiative piloted last autumn, the 2020 scheme offered through participating distributors will compensate growers for any crops lost by October 31.

Centred on DEKALB’s strongest-ever variety, DK Exstar, the scheme will extend to outstanding new fast developer, DK Extremus with its flea beetle-battling traits and leading-edge Turnip Yellows Virus resistant all-rounder, DK Excited.

“All three of these varieties have the rapid autumn development character that helps them grow away from establishment challenges,” points out Bayer campaign manager, Edward Hagues.

“And now they offer the additional assurance of a simple risk-sharing scheme should early flea beetle or other establishment pressures prove too intense.”

To take advantage of scheme, all growers need to do is purchase their seed through one of DEKALB’s many participating distributors and register with them and at

Distributor-validated claims for crops drilled before September 20th that fail to establish by the end of October will be issued with £100/bag credit. For a claim to qualify it will be an uninterrupted block of more than 6Ha planted with the eligible hybrids.

“Together our 2020 scheme and market-leading hybrid genetics provide growers with the best establishment support in the business so they can have the greatest confidence in continuing to grow oilseed rape,” Mr Hagues stresses.


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