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DARLING has shown that it can deliver high Gross Output (103%) and high Oil Content (46.1%), overtaking many other varieties currently on the AHDB Recommended List. It also has good agronomic features with an upright canopy that demonstrates no weakness to lodging (8) and a strong Stem Stiffness score (8) from a medium – tall variety, standing at 159cm. DARLING has performed well in Verticillium wilt trials in the UK. 

One of its particularly noticeable features is its outstanding Autumn Vigour as well as having Turnip Yellow Virus (TuYV) Resistance, Pod Shatter Resistance, and the RLM7+ for multi-gene resistance to phoma stem canker. It is one of the first varieties to have these pioneering three traits stacked together.
Developed as a direct result of the Neonicotinoid ban and the need to move towards less intensive and more environmentally friendly production methods, DSV triple-layer oilseed rape takes as much of the guesswork out of growing the crop as possible.

DARLING has shown that it can deliver high Gross Output (103%) and high Oil Content (46.1%), overtaking many other varieties currently on the AHDB Recommended List. It also has good agronomic features with an upright canopy that demonstrates no weakness to lodging (8) and a strong Stem Stiffness score (8) from a medium – tall variety, standing at 159cm. DARLING has performed well in Verticillium wilt trials in the UK. 

  • Outstanding Autumn Vigour
  • Turnip Yellow Virus (TuYV) Resistance
  • Pod Shatter Resistance

Yield information

Gross Output – East / West region (%) 103
Seed yield - East / West region (%) 103
Oil content (%) 46.1
Gross Output – East / West region (%) 103
Seed yield - East / West region (%) 103
Oil content (%) 46.1

Assessments

Autumn vigour
+ + +
Spring vigour
+ + +
Winter hardness
+ + +
Verticilium Wilt
+ +
Autumn vigour
+ + +
Spring vigour
+ + +
Winter hardness
+ + +
Verticilium Wilt
+ +

Agronomics Features

Beginning of flowering
7
late
Maturity
5
medium
Resistance to lodging
8
strong to very strong
Stem Stiffness
8
strong to very strong
Resistance to light leaf spot
6
medium to high
Resistance to stem canker
8
high to very high

Stem Canker - RLM7 | Data Source: AHDB Recommended List 2021/22

Beginning of flowering
7
late
Maturity
5
medium
Resistance to lodging
8
strong to very strong
Stem Stiffness
8
strong to very strong
Resistance to light leaf spot
6
medium to high
Resistance to stem canker
8
high to very high

Stem Canker - RLM7 | Data Source: AHDB Recommended List 2021/22

Triple Layer Protection comprises

Layer 1 – RLM7+ Disease Resistance
Multi-gene resistance to phoma stem canker and light leaf spot – the most common diseases of oilseed rape in the UK.

Layer 2 – Turnip Yellow Virus Resistance
Resistance to the growing threat of TuYV now endemic across the UK and potentially reducing oil content and yields by up to 20%.

Layer 3 – Pod Shatter Resistance
Minimises seed shed and loss in later stages of growth and at harvesting making it particularly useful when weather conditions are poor or in late seasons.

Furthermore, DSV triple-layered varieties are built on our long established genetic foundation of exceptional early vigour to drive establishment and allow crops to grow through disease and pest threat, a deep taproot to lay the foundation for high yields and optimum plant architecture to capture as much light as possible.

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.