1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include forage yield, forage quality, fall dormancy reaction, persistence, and resistance to one or more of the following pests: bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot, Aphanomyces root rot (Racel) and spotted alfalfa aphid.
2. This variety is adapted to North Central, Winterhardy Intermountain and Great Plains regions. This variety has been tested in Idaho, Wisconsin and Oklahoma and is intended for use in the North Central, Winterhardy Intermountain and Great Plains regions.
3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD5 checks. Test variety is Moderately Winterhardy, similar to WS3 checks. Flower color (Syn 2) is 97% purple, 3% variegated with a trace of yellow, white and cream.
4. This variety has high resistance to Fusarium wilt; and resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, Verticillium wilt and stem nematode. Reaction to 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 1996. 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 2002.
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. office.
9. Variety Name: Recover Date submitted November 1, 2001
Experimental designations: FG 5R82