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Dekalb's market-leading hybrid breeding programme delivers outstanding, high performance varieties growers can rely upon to make the most of today's challenges.

Their robustness comes from selection in completely untreated trials under conditions designed to challenge them across a range of environments in the UK and northern Europe.

All have the programme's trademark vigorous establishment and pod shatter resistance traits, together with particular genetic strengths to meet today's key OSR-growing priorities.

The Best Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Defence

Particular Needs

  • Rapid Autumn leaf development to grow away from adult grazing 
  • Early spring regrowth to restrict larval damage
  • All-round agronomic strength to deal with challenging conditions

Main Varieties

Chief Characteristics:

DK Extremus

  • Matching TuYV resistant varieties for performance in NIAB-TAG trials
  • Rapid autumn leaf development & early spring regrowth
  • Very strong all-round foliar disease resistance & standing power

DK Expedient

  • Excellent phoma/stem canker resistance & strong standing power
  • Relatively early maturity
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The Greatest Reliability & Agronomic Flexibility

Particular Needs

  • First class foliar disease resistance for spraying economy & flexibilty
  • Strong standing power to minimise lodging risk
  • All-round agronomic strength to deal with challenging conditions

Main Varieties

Chief Characteristics:

DK Exstar

  • The natural higher output successor to DK Extrovert & Dk Exalte
  • Class-leading phoma & light leaf spot resistance with excellent standing power
  • Rapid autumn leaf development

DK Exsteel

  • Standing out on the Recommended List for strength-in-depth
  • Excellent phoma & light leaf spot resistance with strong standing power
  • The most rapid autumn leaf development
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Extra Insurance Against Turnip Yellows Virus

Particular Needs

  • Effective TuYV resistance to protect against any yield loss
  • Strong foliar disease resistance for spraying economy & flexibility
  • All-round agronomic strength to deal with challenging conditions

Main Varieties

  • DK Expectation - The leading East/West Recommended List Candidate for 2020
  • DK Excited - The Next Step in TuYV Resistant Strength

Chief Characteristics:

DK Expectation

  • The leading East/West Recommended List Candidate for 2020
  • TuYV, double phoma, good light leaf spot & very strong standing power
  • Rapid autumn leaf development

DK Excited

  • TuYV resistance in an agronomic package as strong as DK Expectation
  • Excellent phoma resistance with good light leaf spot resistance & strong standing power
  • Rapid autumn leaf development & early spring regrowth
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The Most Reliable Clearfield Performance

Particular Needs

  • Highest-ever performance to avoid any Clearfield yield gap
  • Strong foliar disease resistance for spraying economy & flexibility
  • All-round agronomic strength to deal with challenging conditions

Main Varieties

Chief Characteristics:

DK Imprint CL

  • RL candidate topping the 2019 NIAB-TAG Clearfield performance trials
  • Very strong all-round foliar disease resistance & standing power 
  • Rapid autumn leaf development
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Added-Value from HOLL Growing

Particular Needs

  • Highest-ever performance to avoid any HOLL yield gap
  • First class oil quality to ensure reliable premiums
  • All-round agronomic strength to deal with challenging conditions

Main Varieties

  • V367OL - The New Benchmark in HOLL Performance

Chief Characteristics:

V367OL

  • The natural successor to HOLL breathrough, V316OL
  • Higher output with a stronger agronomic package
  • Rapid autumn leaf development
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