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DK Expansion

The Recommended Hybrid Leader

DK Expansion has a very high yield and very high oil potential along with solid agronomic characteristics.

Breeder's View

  • DEKALB,
    "DK Expansion is a restored hybrid capable of very high yields with very high oil content. It was the highest yielding new hybrid entry in 2016 UK official trials. It features pod shatter resistance, double phoma resistance and mid season flowering and maturity."

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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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 plat stand of 25-30 plants/m²in spring.
  • 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 EXPANSION is low.
  • Light Leaf Spot should be monitored and treated as required
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Testimony

David Fuller talks DK Expansion, Sweethope Farm, Kelso

 

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