1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include multifoliolate leaf expression, forage yield potential, forage quality potential, persistence, and resistance to one or more of the following pests: bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytoptthora root rot and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1).
2. This variety is adapted to the North Central and Great Plains regions. This variety has been tested in Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin and is intended for use in the North Central, East Central, Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain, Winterhardy Intermountain and Great Plains regions.
3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Test variety is Extremely Winterhardy, similar to WS1 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 93% purple, 6% variegated, 1% white, with a trace of yellow and cream. This variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.
4. This variety has high resistance to Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora root rot and anthracnose (Race 1); with resistance to stem nematode and spotted alfalfa aphid. Reaction to pea aphid, blue alfalfa aphid and root knot nematode has not been tested.
5. Seed increase is on a limited generation basis with one generation of breeder and two generations of foundation and certified seed classes. Breeder (Syn 1), foundation (Syn 2 or Syn 3), and certified (Syn 3 or Syn 4) classes will be recognized. Production of Syn 3 foundation seed requires consent of the breeder. Breeder seed was produced near Nampa, Idaho in 1997. Sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety will be maintained by Forage Genetics. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to 3 and 6 years, respectively.
6. Certified seed will be marketed in 2001.
7. No decision has been made concerning Plant Variety Protection Act.
8. The information in this application may not be forwarded to the P.V.P. offce.
9. Variety name Maximizer
Experimental designations FG 4A75
Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety January 1, 2001
Dates previous amendments were accepted None
Date this amendment submitted November 1, 2001