FG 42W205

1. The selection criteria for this variety included forage yield, fall dormancy reaction, persistence and resistance to stem nematode and root knot nematode (M. hapla).

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

3. Test variety is Moderately Fall Dormant, similar to FD4 check. Flower color (Syn2) is 89% purple, 5% variegated, 1% yellow, 2% white and 3% cream. This variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.

4. This variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Verticillium wilt, stem nematode, pea aphid, root-knot nematode (M. hapla) and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1); with resistance to bacterial wilt and spotted alfalfa aphid. Reaction to blue alfalfa 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 in the field near Nampa, ID in 2002. Forage Genetics will maintain sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to 3 and 6 years, respectively.

6. Certified seed will be marketed in 2006.

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: Date submitted November 21, 2005

Experimental designations: FG 42W205

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