DK Platinium A combination of Clubroot resistance and DEKALB’s pod shatter resistance DK Platinium is the first Dekalb variety in the UK featuring resistance to Clubroot*


Resistance to Clubroot*

• Vigorous Establishment and Compact Autumn Growth
• Moderate resistance to Stem Canker
• Moderate resistance to Light Leaf Spot
• Mid/late earliness of spring regrowth with mid flowering
• Pod Shatter Resistance
Pod Shatter Resistance Pod Shatter Resistance
Vigorous Establishment Vigorous Establishment
Growing Variety
• To protect the field performance of Clubroot resistance genetics ensure that other cultural controls for clubroot are utilized as appropriate. Possible control measures include maintaining pH, good soil structure and drainage, avoiding early sowing into soils at high temperature, avoiding tight rotations and avoiding susceptible hosts in cover crops.
• Medium Autumn growth habit – suitable for early drilling to early September

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

• Phoma leaf spot should be monitored and treated as required.

• Light Leaf Spot should be monitored and treated as required.

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

• * Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that the Clubroot resistance will protect against all pathotypes of clubroot present in UK soils.
Breeders view
“DK Platinium is a restored hybrid and the first variety in the DEKALB stable to demonstrate Clubroot resistance. It has shown high yields with high oil content in independent trials in the UK. This variety also features pod shatter resistance and good resistance to phoma and light leaf spot.”
Autumn Development:
Rapid Development Rapid Development
Agronomic Description:

DK Platinium has a mid speed of autumn development and suits sowing in the main drilling window or early sowing. It features mid-late earliness of spring regrowth, mid flowering and early-mid maturity. It is a mid height variety with good lodging resistance.

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