Getting the best out of Dodger

Dodger is a high output spring oilseed rape hybrid with vigorous growth for rapid establishment

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Introduction to seeds

View all the facts and statistics for Dodger, and see how its performance compares to other varieties in the same class

Yield components
Gross output 106% Very high
Seed yield 105% Very high
Oil % 45.0% Very High
Glucosinolate content 15.2μmol Medium
Regional suitability National
Soil types No differences known
Sowing date Mid-March - mid-April
Sowing method No differences known
Harvest method Desiccation or swathing
Variety characteristics      
Early vigour low table 4 dots high
Earliness of flowering early table 4 dots late
Earliness of maturity early table 4 dots late
Plant height short table 3 dots tall
Lodging resistance low table 4 dots high

Ease of management

Dodger is a vigorous variety which combines a higher biomass characteristic than the original hybrids which helps yield production; it flowers early and benefits from medium maturity allowing the full development of its high oil content before a reasonably timed harvest.

Red = Low: 1–4 Orange = Medium: 5–6 Green =  High 7–9

Dodger management

Higher scores reflect that the variety shows the characteristic to a higher degree. Data extracted from AHDB DL 2017/18.

Performance & income

Dodger delivers very high returns through a combination of high yield plus oil bonus.

Dodger performance
Data extracted from AHDB DL 2017/18. * Based on DL gross output and a grain price of £340/t.

Where to buy our seed

Below you will find where Dodger is available to purchase

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