1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include potato leafhopper resistance, late fall dormancy, forage yield, forage quality, persistence, and resistance to one or more of the following pests: potato leafhopper, bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1).

2. This variety is adapted to the North Central and East Central regions. This variety has been tested in Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin and is intended for use in the North Central, East Central and Southeast regions.

3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Test variety is Moderately Winterhardy, similar to WS3 checks. Flower color (Syn 2) is 33% variegated, 27% purple, 20% yellow, 12% white and 8% cream.

4. This variety has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Verticillium wilt and anthracnose (Race 1); with resistance to Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), spotted alfalfa aphid and stem nematode. Reaction to blue alfalfa aphid, pea 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 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 Pegasus

Experimental designations FG 4M17

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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