Firefly kale is a high yielding, intermediate height kale with a high leaf-to-stem ratio. Sow for soft stems, winter hardiness and excellent crop utilisation by livestock (due to single plant selection for soft stems during the plant breeding process).
As part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, Firefly has been bred to be tolerant to the sulfonylurea herbicide Telar™ - A broad spectrum herbicide that provides excellent control of broad leaf weeds from the pre-emerge stage.
Available through accredited retailers only and sold as a complete package (seed + herbicide)
Brassica seed sowing rate (sole): 4kg/ha
To learn more about the DLF Seeds Cleancrop™ Brassica Managment System or, to find your nearest accredited retailer, get in touch with your local DLF Seeds Sales Agronomist here.
Firefly kale is a cultivar that is part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, a simple weed management solution that combines the power of broad-spectrum herbicide Telar™ and plants bred to tolerate it.
Telar™ takes care of 48 weeds at the time of sowing, freeing up moisture and nutrients to give your crop the best chance of maximising performance and delivering a superior return on your seed investment.
NOTE: Telar™ cannot be used on regular brassicas
LEFT Telar™ not applied: Example of Toto turnip with a high weed burden of Fathen
RIGHT Telar™ applied: Example of Toto turnip with Telar™ herbicide applied
African turnip weed, Brome grass>, Ball Mustard, Capeweed, Cape Tupil, Deadnettle, Docks, Fathen>, Fumitory>, Hoary Cress, Indian Hedge Mustard, King Island melilot, Lincoln weed, Loosestrife, Mintweed, Mouse-eared Chickweed, New Zealand spinach, Onion grass, Paterson’s Curse, Pimpernels, Rough poppy, Saltbush, Saffron thistle, Shepherds Purse, Soursob, Slender thistle, Spear thistle, Storksbill, Tree hogweed, Turnip weed, Wild radish, Wild Turnip and Wireweed.
For full list of weeds controlled by Telar™, see below or download here.
# - Suppression when applied pre-sowing and post-sowing pre-emergence (PSPE)
> - Suppression only.