1. The selection criteria used in the development of Trophy was seed yield, resistance to anthracnose (race 1), Aphanomyces (race 1), Phytophthora root rot, Verticillium wilt and leafhopper yellowing.
2. Trophy is adapted and intended for use in the North Central and East Central United States. It has been tested in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, lowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
3. Trophy is dormant, similar to FD 4 check. Flower color in the Syn 2 is about 88% purple and 12% variegated with traces of cream, white or yellow.
4. Trophy has high resistance to Fusarium wilt; Phytophthora root rot and pea aphid; resistance to bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose (race 1) and Aphanomyces (Race 1). Reaction to stem nematode, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid and root knot nematode has not been determined.
5. Sufficient breeder seed was produced in 1997 and 1998 and is being maintained by Green Genes, Inc. to last the projected life of the variety. One generation each of breeders (Syn 2), foundation (Syn 3), and two generations on all certified (Syn 3 or Syn 4) is recognized. Foundation seed production will be permitted in Nevada, Oregon, or Idaho with no restriction on the area of production of certified seed. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to 3 and 6 years respectively.
6. Certified seed will be available in 2002.
7. Plant variety protection will not be applied for.
8. Information in the NAVRB application can be forwarded to the P.V.P. office.
9. Variety Name: Trophy Date submitted: January 14, 2002
Experimental designations: 9701