1. CW 24027 is a synthetic variety with 230 parent plants that were selected sequentially for multifoliolate leaf expression and for resistance to Phytophthora root rot, Aphanomyces root rot, and anthracnose. Parent plants were selected from five-year old Pennsylvania yield trials, three-year old Illinois yield trials, three-year old Minnesota yield trials, and three-year old Wisconsin yield trials. Yield trial source varieties were derived from various populations that were developed by phenotypic recurrent selection for high relative feed value (using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy), and for resistance to one or more of the following pests: bacterial wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Aphanomyces root rot, anthracnose (race 1), and Leptosphaerulina leafspot. Parentage of CW 24027 traces to the following germplasm sources: Alliant, GH 700, WinterGold, and miscellaneous Cal/West Seeds breeding populations. Breeder seed (S