Firefly  

kale

  • High yielding, intermediate-height kale
  • High leaf-to-stem ratio with very good late winter leaf percentage
  • Excellent crop utilisation due to selection for soft stems
  • Very good winter hardiness and excellent pest and disease tolerance
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 150 to 220
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 16,000 kgDM/ha

Firefly kale is a high-yielding, intermediate-height kale with a high leaf-to-stem ratio. Excellent crop utilisation by stock due to single plant selection for soft stems during the plant breeding process. Firefly is the first kale cultivar available in the Cleancrop™ Brassica System bred to have an herbicide tolerance trait, which allows the application of Telar® herbicide at both pre- and post-emergence for excellent weed control.

Kale type: Intermediate height
Potential yield: 16 tDM/ha
Number of grazings: 1

Dairy cows grazing Cleancrop™ Firefly kale for high-quality summer feed in Cambridge. 

CONTROL WEEDS. INCREASE YIELD.

Only Cleancrop™ combines the power of broad-spectrum herbicide Telar® and PLANTS BRED TO TOLERATE IT. Telar® takes care of 23 hard to control weeds at the time of sowing, freeing up moisture and nutrients to give your crop the best chance of maximising performance and delivering superior returns on your seed investment. Telar® cannot be used with conventional brassicas.

 

Regular brassica (left). Gruner kale crop with a high weed burden of wild turnip.
Cleancrop™ brassica (right). Cleancrop™ Firefly kale with Telar® herbicide applied.

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