DK Exclaim A stiff stemmed high yielding variety with DEKALB’s leading yield protecting traits DK Exclaim suits a wide range of drilling dates with its mid speed of autumn development. It has a very high yield potential with excellent lodging resistance.

Features
• Vigorous establishment and Compact Autumn Growth
• Double Phoma Resistance giving strong resistance to Stem Canker
• Durable and strong Light Leaf Spot resistance
• Mid earliness of spring regrowth with later flowering
• Excellent lodging resistance
• High Yield and oil potential
• Pod Shatter Resistance

 

DEKALB Traits
Double Phoma Resistance Double Phoma Resistance
Pod Shatter Resistance Pod Shatter Resistance
Vigorous Establishment Vigorous Establishment
Growing Variety
• Medium Autumn growth habit – suitable for early drilling to end of August

• Seed rate should target an even plant stand of 25-30 plants/m2 in spring

• Double phoma resistance means phoma leaf spot thresholds for treatment may not be met until later in the autumn if at all.

• Light Leaf Spot should be monitored but strong resistance reduces the risk of severe infections.

• Ensure the Green Area Index is accurately determined at the start of spring growth to guide appropriate nitrogen rates for optimal canopy size. Lodging risk with DK Exclaim is low but there may be a benefit from PGR use to optimise the canopy structure.

• Pod Shatter Resistance reduces the risk of seed losses approaching and during harvest and will protect the crop where harvest is delayed

Breeders view

"DK Exclaim is a hybrid that has performed consistently well in DEKALB trials throughout Northern Europe. It has shown very high yield potential and features pod shatter resistance, double phoma resistance, excellent light leaf spot resistance and very high lodging resistance.”

Agronomic Description:

DK Exclaim has a mid speed of autumn development to suits early drilling through to early September. It has a mid-late earliness of spring regrowth with later flowering and mid-late maturity. It is a taller variety with excellent lodging resistance.

Early Maturity: 5
Earliness Flowering: 6
Lodging Resistance: 8
Stem Canker: 8
Light Leaf Spot: 6
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