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Phoma stem canker is our Number One priority across Europe.

Phoma stem canker is our Number One priority across Europe.

15-Apr-2016
Phoma stem canker is our Number One priority across Europe.

Even in the absence of lodging, internal stem damage from phoma infections can cause major yield losses. European trials with a full fungicide regime have, indeed, shown a 10-15% average yield penalty from poor phoma stem canker resistance. Particularly a threat to backward crops phoma stem canker is calculated to cause losses of 100£/ha even after fungicide use.

 

Enhanced disease resistance with DEKALB hybrids

 

Advanced hybrid breeding is allowing the most complete and robust disease resistance to be built into modern oilseed rape production by Europe’s foremost plant breeding programme. The robust combination of phoma stem canker and light leaf spot resistance available in established DK varieties is essential today.