50% Seed Cost Refund for Establishment Failures 10-Jul-2019

DK Exstar further minimises growing risks by being the first variety to come with the DEKALB Establishment Support Scheme, refunding growers fully 50% of their seed costs for crops failing to establish this autumn.

Those wishing to take advantage of the straight-forward scheme do so simply by opting into it with their merchant when buying their seed – which comes complete with market-leading new seed treatment, Acceleron –  and registering their participation


To be eligible for the scheme, growers must:

1.         Register by 30th September 2019

2.         The crop must be sown in using good agricultural practice with attention to seedbed quality by 15th September 2019

3.         In the event of any field(s) failing to establish by 15th October 2019, the grower may make a claim for 50% of the seed value refund, via the seed supplier who will assess the claim

4.         Part-field failures will not be eligible (please refer to the Seed Supplier’s full terms and conditions for causes of failure are eligible for refund and the terms at the bottom of the registration page on the Dekalb website)


“Through the scheme we are sharing the risk of establishment failure 50/50 with our growers,” pointed out DEKALB marketing manager, Mark Shaw.  “Not only is this the fairest thing to do, but it’s by far the best value on the market. 

“It also stands out from the crowd by being as simple as possible and linked to what we believe to be the strongest genetics on the market supported with the best available seed treatment. This is all part of our commitment to helping growers make the very most of their OSR at the least risk.”