1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include forage yield, forage quality, fall dormancy reaction, persistence, and resistance to one or more of the following pests: bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, stem nematode and Phytophthora root rot.
2. This variety is adapted to the Winterhardy Intermountain and Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain regions. This variety has been tested in Idaho, Washington and Colorado and is intended for use in the Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain and Winterhardy Intermountain regions.
3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD5 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 93% purple, 4% variegated, 1% white, 1% yellow and 1% cream. Test variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.
4. This variety has high resistance to Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot and pea aphid; resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, stem nematode and spotted alfalfa aphid. Reaction to Aphanomyces root rot, blue alfalfa aphid and root-knot nematode 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 1), 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 1998. 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 2003.
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: Date submitted November 1, 2002
Experimental designations: FG 5M107