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Key hybrid traits

DEKALB understands the agricultural challenges of growing OSR. We have developed a unique combination of yield protecting traits to improve yield potential by helping grower’s protect their crops against diseases, pests, and weeds.

Establishment

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VIGOROUS ESTABLISHMENT
Proven ability to establish robust, well-rooted plants that are best able to cope with challenging UK conditions.
RAPID AUTUMN DEVELOPMENT
Rapid Autumn growth habit means that as well as being suitable for the main drilling window it can be the ideal variety for delayed drilling or less ideal conditions.
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ULTRA RAPID AUTUMN DEVELOPMENT
Faster rate of development making it well suited to later planting, or less than ideal seed beds, as well as the main drilling window.

EARLY SPRING REGROWTH
Early restart to growth after winter to help with escape from insects and pests.

 

Vigorous hybrids with rapid leaf development are the most tolerant to pest damage

Winter OSR establishment and survival into the spring can be seriously compromised by a number of pests – most notably cabbage stem flea beetle, slugs and pigeons.

Heavy autumn flea beetle and slug grazing can completely destroy emerging crops, while less severe infestations result in very uneven establishment and large areas of plant loss that markedly reduce productivity.

Early flea beetle attack is invariably more damaging where soil moisture limitations restrict the speed of crop establishment, while slug damage is worse where autumn conditions are wetter.

Vigorous Establishment varieties DEKALB recommends:

DK EXPEDIENT

THE FASTEST DEVELOPER

DK EXPANSION

THE RECOMMENDED HYBRID LEADER

DK EXSTAR

THE ‘TRIPLE EIGHT’ BREAKTHROUGH

DK IMPERIAL CL

THE CLEARFIELD BENCHMARK

 

Other key hybrid 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.

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Good Light Leaf Spot
RLM7 supported by polygenic resistance for the most durable phoma/stem canker protection and greatest spraying economy and flexibility. Solid

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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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Clubroot Resistance
Resistance to some races of this devastating pathogen gives increased security to growers in areas where there is a Clubroot threat.

 

Clearfield

With The Clearfield system you can minimise your establishment risk from sulfonylurea residues, control a broad range of cruciferous weeds and reduce the risk of erucic acid contamination. DEKALB hybrids allow you to make the most of the Clearfield® production system.

Higher performance varieties and the opportunities the system offers to reduce winter OSR establishment, management and marketing risks is driving a dramatic increase in Clearfield OSR production.

The latest market intelligence shows the area sown to Clearfield varieties – which carry conventionally-bred resistance to the herbicide imazamox – expanding by almost a half across the UK in the past year.

Clearfield varieties DEKALB recommends:

DK IMPORTER CL

DEKALB'S HIGHEST OUTPUT CLEARFIELDVARIETY

DK IMPERIAL CL

THE CLEARFIELD BENCHMARK

DK IMPRESSION CL

CLEARFIELD COMBINATION

DK IMPRESARIO CL

THE NEXT STEP IN CLEARFIELD

 

Disease Management

DEKALB’s strong light leaf spot and double phoma resistance gives you greater flexibility in fungicide use and timing application, while protecting yourcrop from both major yield robbing rapeseed diseases.

Foliar and stem-based crop plant diseases invariably limit the performance of winter OSR to some extent and can be devastating where infection pressures are high and fungicide spraying is insufficiently timely.

Phoma stem canker (black-leg) is the most damaging disease across Europe as a whole with light leaf spot becoming increasingly problematic in across much of the UK.

Our so-called double phoma resistance provides the highest levels of protection available against the disease as well as the best safeguards against the breakdown of either the RLM7 gene or its supporting minor genes.

In parallel to this we have progressively developed high levels of light leaf spot resistance in our breeding programme, using the most advanced hybridisation techniques to combine this with double phoma resistance in varieties offering market-leading levels of all-round foliar disease resistance.

Disease Management varieties DEKALB recommends:

DK EXSTAR

THE ' TRIPLE EIGHT' BREAKTHROUGH

DK EXALTE

THE ESTABLISHED GROWER FAVOURITE

DK EXPANSION

THE RECOMMENDED HYBRID LEADER

DK EXCLAIM

THE UNSUNG HERO

 

Clubroot

Clubroot resistance bred into specific DEKALB varieties provides you with the performance protection you need for crops grown on land infected with common strains of the disease. Secure your OSR crop with the right disease management solutions from DEKALB.

Clubroot has become noticeably more widespread in recent years across the UK with the soil-borne disease increasingly being found in fields where it had never previously been seen. Across sites and seasons, clubroot typically causes losses of 0.3 t/ha for every 10% of plants affected, with the most serious yield reductions occurring where dry summers place a particular strain on compromised root systems. Warmer, wetter autumns are thought to be the main reason for increasing clubroot problems, with modelling based on climate change predictions suggesting escalating risks in the years ahead.

Clubroot varieties DEKALB recommends:

DK PLATINIUM

THE CLUBROOT RESISTANCE CHOICE