1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include multifoliolate expression, persistence and resistance to one or more of the following pests: stem nematode, root-knot nematode, Fusarium wilt and Verticillium wilt.

2. This variety is adapted to the Winterhardy Intermountain and Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain regions. This variety has been tested in Idaho and Washington and is intended for use in the Winterhardy Intermountain and Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain regions.

3. Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 90% purple, 6% variegated, 2% white, 2% yellow with a trace of cream. Test variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.

4. This variety has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot, pea aphid and stem nematode; resistance to Verticillium wilt, Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1), spotted alfalfa aphid and blue alfalfa aphid. Reaction to 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 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 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: XTRA-3 Date Submitted: November 1, 2002

Experimental designations: FG 3R134

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