1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include multifoliolate leaf expression and resistance to one or both of the following pests: Verticillium wilt and alfalfa stem nematode.
2. This variety is adapted to the Winterhardy Intermountain U.S. regions. This variety has been tested in Idaho, Colorado and Washington and is intended for use in the Winterhardy Intermountain U.S. regions.
3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 89% purple, 6% variegated, 3% white, 2% yellow, with a trace of cream. Test variety has moderate multifoliolate leaf expression.
4. This variety has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot and alfalfa stem nematode; and resistance to Verticillium wilt, Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid and root-knot nematode (Northern). Reaction to pea aphid 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 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 2000.
7. No decision has been made concerning Plant Variety Protection Act.
8. The information in this application can not be forwarded to the PVP Office.
9. Variety Name: Masterpiece Date submitted: November l, 1999
Experimental designations: FG 3R139: UN139
Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety: January l, 2000
Dates previous amendments were accepted: January 1, 2002
Date this amendment submitted: February 6, 2002