1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include forage yield, persistence and resistance to one or more of the following pests: potato leafhopper, bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose, Phytophthora root rot, and Aphanomyces root rot.
2. This variety is adapted to the North Central and East Central regions. This variety has been tested in Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa and is intended for use in the North Central and East Central regions.
3. Test variety is Moderately Fall Dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Test variety is Moderately Winterhardy, similar to WS3 checks. F1ower color (Syn2) is 38% purple, 37% variegated, 10% yellow, 10% white and 5% cream.
4. This variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, Potato Leafhopper and Phytophthora root rot; resistance to pea aphid and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1). Reaction to spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, stem nematode 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. Forage Genetics will maintain sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety. 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: FSG 300LH Date Submitted November 1, 2002
Experimental designations: FG 4M16