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Contra CL joined the new AHDB Spring Descriptive List in 2021. The variety is the highest yielding Clearfield on the list and represents a step forward from our established Clearfield variety Click CL.

Contra CL has now been tested in official trials in the UK for 3 years. It has proven to have a stable yield (96%) and a high oil content (43.4%). It has a strong, vigourous growth habit ensuring quick leaf production.

It also offers an improved drought tolerance which can increase the variety’s chances in lower rain fall planting years. Contra CL has a medium late score for maturity (5) and a medium – early (7) score for flowering. It has a relatively short stem which ensures an easy harvest.

  • The highest yielding Clearfield on the Descriptive list
  • Strong, vigourous growth habit ensuring quick leaf production
  • Improved drought tolerance which can increase the variety’s chances in lower rain fall planting years

Yield information

Gross Output – United Kingdom (%) 96
Seed yield - United Kingdom (%) 98
Oil content (%) 43.4
Gross Output – United Kingdom (%) 96
Seed yield - United Kingdom (%) 98
Oil content (%) 43.4

Agronomics Features

Shortness of stem
6
medium to tall
Beginning of flowering
7
late
Maturity
5
medium

Source: AHDB Spring Oilseed Rape Descriptive List 2022/23

Shortness of stem
6
medium to tall
Beginning of flowering
7
late
Maturity
5
medium

Source: AHDB Spring Oilseed Rape Descriptive List 2022/23

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.