DK Expansion New from DEKALB, high yielding high oil content variety DK Expansion is new variety from Dekalb with a very high yield and very high oil potential along with solid agronomic characteristics.

Features
• Vigorous Establishment and Rapid Autumn Growth
• Double Phoma Resistance giving strong resistance to Stem Canker
• Moderate resistance to Light Leaf Spot
• Mid earliness of spring regrowth with later flowering
• Excellent lodging resistance
• Very high yield potential and very high oil content
• Pod Shatter Resistance
DEKALB Traits
Double Phoma Resistance Double Phoma Resistance
Pod Shatter Resistance Pod Shatter Resistance
Vigorous Establishment Vigorous Establishment
Growing Variety
• Rapid Autumn growth habit – suitable drilling to early September

• 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 and treated as required.

• 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 Expansion 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 Expansion is a restored hybrid capable of very high yields with very high oil content. It was the highest yielding new hybrid entry in 2016 UK official trials. It features pod shatter resistance, double phoma resistance and mid season flowering and maturity.”
Autumn Development:
Rapid Development Rapid Development
Agronomic Description:

DK Expansion has a rapid autumn development and suits the main drilling window and later sowings. It has mid earliness of spring development and later flowering. DK Expansion has a taller height with excellent lodging resistance.

Early Maturity: 6
Earliness Flowering: 4
Plant Height: 161 cm
Lodging Resistance: 8
Stem Canker: 7
Light Leaf Spot: 5
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