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

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Dodger product overview

 Yield components
 Gross output 102% Very high
 Seed yield 101% Very high
 Oil % 45.2% 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 tall table 3 dots short
 Lodging resistance low table 4 dots high


Ease of management

Dodger is medium tall but is vigorous and flowers early to deliver a manageable maturity date.

Dodger combines a higher biomass characteristic than the earliest types 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. First listed in 2014, Dodger has shown consistent performance in official trials and on-farm.

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


Higher scores reflect that the variety shows the characteristic to a higher degree. Data extracted from AHDB DL 2018/19.

Performance & income

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

Data extracted from AHDB DL 2018/19. * Based on DL gross output and a grain price of £300.50/t.

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