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DK Expedient

The Fastest Developer

DK Expedient features rapid autumn and early spring development leading to an early maturity.

Breeder's View

  • DEKALB,
    "DK Expedient is a restored hybrid selected as a Recommended List candidate for the East West region. It is capable of very high yields with very high oil content. It features pod shatter resistance, double phoma resistance, relatively short plant height and very rapid autumn and spring development along with extremely early 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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Rapid Autumn Development
Faster-than-average development for the most rapid growth away from flea beetles and other autumn challenges.

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Early Spring Regrowth
The earliest start to regrowth after winter for the greatest tolerance of damage from flea beetle larvae and other spring challenges.

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Early Maturity
Earlier-than-average ripening for the most timely harvesting and least stressful harvest workload management.

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

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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.
  • The early and rapid spring growth habit means PGRs should be considered on forward crops and fertile sites or those with a history of lodging along with appropriate nitrogen rates to avoid oversize canopies. Ensure the Green Area Index is accurately determined at the start of spring growth.
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