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DK Expectation

The Recommended TuYV-Resistant Powerhouse

DK Expectation joins the E/W recommended list with the best all-round performance package of any variety with additional tolerance to verticillium

Breeder's View

  • DEKALB,
    "DK Expectation is a new hybrid UK RL candidate for the EW region, that combines TuYV resistance with a strong package of DEKALB traits and fast development in the autumn and spring."

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

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TuYV resistance                                                                                                                                                                                         

Effective resistance to Turnip Yellows Virus for extra insurance against aphid-borne infections and greatest spraying economy and flexibility.

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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.
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