1. A 30-06 was selected for tolerance to continuous grazing by cattle, hay yield, leafhopper yellowing resistance, color, regrowth, winter survival, fall dormancy reaction and leafspot resistance.
2. A 30-06 appears to be adapted to the North Central and East Central Regions of the U.S.. It is intended for use in the North Central and East Central Regions of the U.S. as a grazing crop as well as for producing stored feed. It has been tested in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois
3. Fall dormancy of A 30-06 is similar to the FD 3 check Ranger. Flower color is approximately 65% purple and 35% variegated with a trace of white, cream and yellow. Tolerance to continuous grazing is superior to Alfagraze.
4. A 30-06 has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (race 1), Phytophthora root rot, and Aphanomyces root rot (race 1) and resistance to pea aphid and Aphanomyces root rot (race 2). It has not been tested for reaction to stem nematode, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid and root knot nematode.
5. Seed increase is limited to one generation each of breeder (syn 1), foundation (syn 2) and certified (syn 3) seed classes. Certified seed may be produced from either breeder or foundation classes. A 1, 3 and 6 year stand life is permitted on fields producing breeder, foundation and certified seed classes respectively. Foundation seed production is limited to the Pacific Northwest. Breeder seed was produced in 1997. ABI will maintain sufficient seed stocks for the life of the variety.
6. Certified seed will be available in 2000
7. Plant Variety Protection will not be applied for.
8. This information can be forwarded to the PVP office.
9. Variety name A 30-06
Experiment designations ZG 9734