1. Plumas is a synthetic variety with 114 parent plants. Parent plants were selected formultifoliolate expression and resistance to one or more of the following pests: Verticillium wilt,stem nematode, root knot nematode and Phytophthora root rot. Phenotypic recurrent selectionwas used in the development of this variety. Parent plants trace to the varieties FG 3B60 andExtend. Approximate germplasm source contributions are: M falcata (4%), Ladak (4%), M.varia(27%), Turkistan (3%), Flemish (58%), and Chilean (4%).

2. This variety is adapted to the winter hardy intermountain U.S. This variety has been tested inIdaho, Colorado, and Montana and will be used in the winter hardy intermountain U.S.

3. This variety has fall dormancy similar to FD4 checks. Test variety is very winter hardy,similar to the WS2 check. Flower color (syn2) is 88% purple and 12% variegated with a traceyellow, cream and white. Plum has high multifoliolate leaf expression.

4. This variety has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (race 1), Phytophthora root rot, and stem nematode; resistance to Verticillium wilt, Aphanomyces root rot(race 1), pea aphid, and spotted alfalfa; and moderate resistance to root knot nematode. Reaction to blue alfalfa aphid 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 (syn1), foundation (syn2 or 3), andcertified (syn3 or 4) classes will be recognized. Production of syn3 foundation seed requiresconsent of the breeder. Breeder seed was produced near Nampa, Idaho, in 1994. Sufficientfoundation seed for the projected life of the variety will be maintained by Forage Genetics.Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to three and six years, respectively.

6. Certified seed will be marketed in 1997.

7. No decision has been made concerning Plant Variety Protection Act.

8. The information in this application can be forwarded to the PVP office.

9. Variety name: Plumas

Experimental designations: FG 3LI02

Date first accepted this variety: January 1997

Dates previous amendments were accepted: January 1998

Date this amendment submitted: November 1, 1999

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