1. This variety was selected for winter-active growth, high forage yield and persistence from older trials
2. This variety is adapted to California and the low desert areas of the Southwest. This variety has been
tested in California. It will be used in the Southwest.
3. Test variety has fall dormancy similar to FD8 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 100% purple with traces
of cream, variegated, cream and yellow.
4. This variety has high resistance to Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, pea aphid, spotted alfalfa
aphid and blue alfalfa aphid; resistance to anthracnose (Race 1) and stem nematode; moderate
resistance to Verticillium wilt; with low resistance to Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1). Reaction to
bacterial wilt 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 in the field near Nampa, ID in 2001. 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 81T010, FG 91T010