Artesian Sunrise

1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include forage yield potential, forage quality potential, persistence, and resistance to one or more of the following pests: Verticillium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot, blue alfalfa aphid, pea aphid and spotted alfalfa aphid.

2. This variety is adapted to the Southwest and Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain regions. This variety has been tested in Idaho and California and is intended for use in the Southwest and Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain regions.

3. Test variety is non-dormant, similar to FD7 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 100% purple with a trace of variegated, white, yellow and cream.

4. This variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race I ), Phytophthora root rot, pea aphid and spotted alfalfa aphid; resistance to Verticillium wilt, stem nematode, Fusarium wilt, blue alfalfa aphid and root knot nematode (Northern); with moderate resistance to bacterial wilt. Reaction to Aphanomyces root rot 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 I ), 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 2001.

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

8. The information in this application may not be forwarded to the PVP office.

9. Variety name: Artesian Sunrise

Experimental designations: FG 7R63 1

Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety: January 1, 2001

Dates previous amendments were accepted: none

Date this amendment submitted: November 1, 2002

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