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DK Imperial CL

The Clearfield Benchmark

DK Imperial CL is the most widely grown Clearfield variety in the UK with a leading combination of yield protecting traits.

Breeder's View

  • DEKALB,
    "DK Imperial CL is a Clearfield hybrid that has shown consistent high performance for UK growers. Its features include Pod Shatter Resistance, Double Phoma Resistance and media to rapid autumn development"

Key Traits

Double Phoma Resistance

Double Phoma Resistance
RLM7 supported by polygenic resistance for the most durable phoma/stem canker protection and greatest spraying economy and flexibility.

Pod Shatter Resistance

Pod Shatter Resistance
Pioneering genetic resistance to pod shattering for the least seed shedding up to and at harvest and the greatest flexibility in harvest timing.

Vigorous Establishment

Vigorous Establishment
Robust initial root and shoot growth for the most reliable and even establishment.

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Rapid Autumn Development
Faster-than-average development for the most rapid growth away from flea beetles and other autumn challenges.

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Clearfield
Conventionally-bred resistance to Clearfield herbicides for the most effective control of cruciferous weeds and non-Clearfield OSR volunteers.

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High Oil
Higher-than-average oil content to maximise gross output for added market returns.

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Product Characteristics

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Management Guidance

  • Seed rate should target an even plant stand of 25-30 plants/m2 in spring.
  • The rapid autumn growth habit means a PGR may be appropriate in early/mid October on very forward crops to reduce the risk of over development pre winter.
  • Ensure the Green Area Index is accurately determined at the start of spring growth to guide appropriate nitrogen rates for optimal canopy size. Lodging risk with DK IMPERIAL CL is moderate.
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Testimony - Nick Pratt

Farmer Nick Pratt praises DK Imperial CL

 

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Testimony - Michael Maxwell

DK Imperial CL restored Micheal Maxwell's faith in growing OSR

 

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