Harvest Strong

03-Oct-2018

BE A CHAMPION OF HARVEST WITH DEKALB®

A successful season begins with the seed, but it doesn't end there. DEKALB is your partner all the way through to a harvest worth celebrating.

 
 

 

Answers from DEKALB® Experts

 

 Q: What are the key decisions that lead to a successful harvest?

A: A successful harvest is combination of high yields and good seed quality that improves profitability. Achieving that success can depend on getting the most out of the technologies available, such as genetics, machinery, pest and disease control options. Additionally, success comes down to how well you can react to the factors you cannot control, such as weather and soil types.

 

Q: What role does pod shatter play in determining harvest results?

A: Today, pod shatter tolerance is a core trait in many DEKALB® varieties. This tolerance is important in today's high-pressure production system, and with the weather as variable, it provides extra reliability to the grower. Pod shatter tolerance helps protect your yield potential against summer storms close to harvest and harvest delays.

 

Q: How does DEKALB® provide support for farmers to have a successful harvest?

A: You can depend on DEKALB® varieties to offer yield-protecting traits like pod shatter tolerance, as well as double phoma tolerance, clubroot tolerance, light leaf spot tolerance, and the Clearfield technology. These yield-protecting traits, combined with vigorous establishment, gives the best possible foundation for successful harvest. To maximize your yield potential at harvest, DEKALB® is there with advice on timing and machine settings.


Key Solution: Pod Shatter

Genetic tolerance to pod shatter that is built into all DEKALB varieties can dramatically cut your seed losses around harvest, as well as protect your yields and minimize all your volunteer problems.

 

 

 


 

Putting a Hampshire OSR rotation back on track

Clearfield oilseed rape is reinforcing its potential as a mainstream OSR choice on a Hampshire estate, where it is being grown on a field with a history of charlock infestation that almost wrote off the last crop of OSR in 2013.

 

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Making the most of OSR opportunities in Shropshire

Despite continuing to grow it one year in every three or four, Rob Morgan and his agronomist brother, Dai are pushing 5t/ha from the 25ha or so of winter rape they grow each year on their family’s Home Farm, Acton Burnell on the northern edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

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Holderness Recipe Delivers the Goods

Winter oilseed rape is far from the Guy Shelby’s favourite crop at Benningholme Grange Farm to the northeast of Hull in the heart of Holderness. But the OSR recipe the 2016 Arable Farmer of the Year and his Agrii team have developed in recent ensures it is consistently one of the most profitable crops on his family’s 550 ha Crown Estates tenancy.

 

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