DK Exstar

Continuing to prove the value of all-round agronomic strength with reliable trial and farm performance at the highest level.

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  • The only hybrid to earn RL trial scores of 8.0 or more for light leaf spot, stem canker, lodging resistance and stem strength.

  • A two-year average gross output of 5.72t/ha in 2021 and 2022 breeding trials, with the least variation of any variety between the years.

  • Rapid but not over-fast autumn development with fast spring regrowth for the best balanced pre- and post-winter growth habit.

  • Class-leading resistance to light leaf spot as well as phoma stem canker and a standing power second-to-none add to its value as an early driller.

  • Good resistance to verticillium and noticeably higher yields than the most resistant standard in national stem health trials.

  • Original Dekalb pod shatter resistance, maximising combining flexibility and minimising seed losses in the run-up to and at harvest.

Vigorous Establishment

Robust initial root and shoot growth for the most reliable and even establishment.

Rapid Autumn Development

Faster-than-average development for the most rapid growth away from flea beetles and other autumn challenges.

Double Phoma Resistance

RLM7 supported by polygenic resistance for the most durable phoma/stem canker protection and greatest spraying economy and flexibility.

High Light Leaf Spot Resistance

High level polygenic resistance for the most reliable light leaf spot protection and greatest spraying economy and flexibility.

Pod Shatter Resistance

Pioneering genetic resistance to pod shattering for the least seed shedding up to and at harvest and the greatest flexibility in harvest timing.

High Oil

Higher-than-average oil content to maximise gross output for added market returns.