Status: Common Catalogue
Phoenix CL is a variety that has been commercially available in Europe for a couple of years and is now available in the UK after extensive trialling. It shows to have outstanding autumn vigour with a good seed yield of 106%. With an oil content of 43.6%, It has a benchmark disease performance with a 6 for light leaf spot and a 6 for stem canker. It also has enhanced pod shattering resistance for extra flexibility at harvest. Phoenix CL is a typical DSV variety with the ‘45’ autumn vigour and good spring development which suits most soil types, giving you flexibility in later sowing if adverse weather conditions occur.
Source: NIAB TAG 2019 Data : DSV Extensive Trials UK - Disease Scores
|Earliness of Flowering||5|
|Resistance to Lodging||8|
|Light Leaf Spot||6|
“Phoenix CL is our benchmark for Clearfield varieties in Europe that reached the yield level of normal hybrids. It is one of the most widely adapted varieties in our portfolio that delivers consistent performance all over Europe and in very difficult conditions. The key for its yield stability is the combination of positive attributes. It is vigorous in autumn and can outgrow the sensitive juvenile stage very quickly. Due to its strong and deep tap root it can recover quickly in spring and it has access to water and nutrients in deeper soil layers. Furthermore, it has a good package of disease resistance and the very good pod shatter resistance protects the seed until harvest time. Therefore you have a good protection from sowing to harvest.” Dr Alexander Doering - Oilseed Rape International Product Manager