Legend Master

1. The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include forage yield, forage quality, persistence and resistance to one or more of the following pests: bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1 and Race 2).

2. This variety is adapted to the North Central and East Central regions. This variety has been tested in Wisconsin, New York and Iowa, and is intended for use in the North Central and East Central regions.

3. Test variety is Fall Dormant, similar to FD3 check. Test variety is very Winterhardy, similar to WS2 check. Flower color (Syn2) is 90% purple, 10% variegated with a trace of white, cream and yellow. This variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.

4. Test variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1); resistance to spotted alfalfa aphid and stem nematode; with moderate resistance to root-knot nematode (M. hapla). Reaction to blue alfalfa aphid and pea 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 near Nampa, Idaho in 1999. 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: LegendMaster Date submitted: November 21, 2005

Experimental designations: FG 3S11

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