DK Secret suits drilling early or in the main window. It suits late drilling on very fertile favourable sites. It has a prostrate autumn growth habit and mid earliness of starting spring development before flowering mid-early and has early maturity. The final height is very short and enables fast harvesting.
DK Pliny A unigue combination of Clubroot resistance and DEKALB's yield protecting traits DK Pliny is a recommended list candidate variety with resistance to Clubroot* that also features double Phoma resistance and pod shatter resistance.
•Vigorous Establishment and Compact Autumn Growth
•Double Phoma Resistance giving strong resistance to Stem Canker
•Very good resistance to Light Leaf Spot
•Mid earliness of spring regrowth with early/mid flowering
•Very short final height with excellent standing ability
•High yield potential and oil content
•Pod Shatter Resistance
Pod Shatter Resistance
•Seed rate should target an even plant stand of 25-50 plants/m2 in spring depending on the situation
•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 high resistance reduces the risk of severe infections.
•PGRs are not necessary to prevent lodging but may provide canopy architecture benefits to improve light penetration and interception by leaves.
•Ensure the Green Area Index is accurately determined at the start of spring growth before deciding Nitrogen rates
•Pod Shatter Resistance reduces the risk of seed losses approaching and during harvest and will protect the crop where harvest is delayed
“DK PLINY is a variety that has been shown to be resistant to many of the common races of Clubroot in addition to possessing many of the other DEKALB traits, including double phoma resistance and pod shatter resistance. This variety provides a useful option to growers looking to maintain DEKALB levels of performance in situations where there is a Clubroot threat.”
Early Maturity: 6
Earliness Flowering: 7
Plant Height: 6
Lodging Resistance: 8
Stem Canker: 7
Light Leaf Spot: 5