1. Cisco is a 51 clone synthetic variety. Twenty six parent plants were selected from the variety Sutter out of forage yield plots near Clinton, WI. These parent plants were evaluated for bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, leaf disease, crown health and herbage growth. Twenty five parent plants were selected out of disease nurseries for resistance to Phytophthora root rot and anthracnose(Race 1). These parent plants trace back to UC Cibola,