(November 21,2002)

1. Bullseye is a synthetic variety with 500 parental clones. Parent clones trace to one population selected for resistance to phytophthora root rot, bacterial wilt, verticillium wilt, spotted alfalfa aphid, stem nematode, and northern root knot nematode.

Recurrent phenotypic selection was used. Final selections were made from two and three year old nurseries near Nampa, Idaho based on overall root and crown health, and combined resistance to 10cal nematodes.

Parentage traces to a population related to the variety Archer. Breeder seed (Syn 1) was produced on cuttings of the parental clones near Nampa, Idaho, in 1998. Breeder seed was produced under field isolation.

2. Bullseye appears to be adapted to and is intended for use in the moderately winterhardy and winterhardy Intermountain regions of the U.S. It has been tested in Idaho and California. It is intended for use in these areas as hay, haylage, greenchop, and dehydration.

3. Fall dormancy of Bullseye is similar to the FD 4 check Flower color in the Syn 2 is approximately 89% purple and 11% variegated with a trace of cream, yellow and white.

4. Bullseye has high resistance to bacterial wilt, verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, phytophthora root rot, anthracnose (race 1), northern root knot nematode, resistance to stem nematode, moderate resistance to spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), low resistance to pea aphid, and is a poor host for the Columbia root knot nematode (Race 2.0).

5. Seed increase is limited to one generation of breeder seed (Syn 1), two generations of foundation (Syn 2) and two to three generations (Syn 2 or 3) of certified seed. 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 classes, respectively. Foundation seed production is limited to the Pacific Northwest. Breeder seed was produced in 1998. ABI will maintain sufficient stocks for the projected life of the variety.

6. Certified seed will be available in 2003

7. Plant Variety protection will not be applied for.

8. This information can be forwarded to the PVP office.

9. Variety Name: Bullseye Date submitted: November21,2002

Experimental designations: ZX 0059D

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