PGI 801

1. PGI 801 is adapted to and intended for use in the Southwest area of the U.S. and Argentina. CW 801 has been tested in California and Argentina..

2. PGI 801 is a nondormant variety with fall dormancy similar to FD class 8 check varieties. Flower color observed in the Syn.2 generation is greater than 99% purple with a trace of variegated, white, cream, and yellow..

3. PGI 801 has high resistance to anthracnose (race 1), Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, stem nematode, northern root knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla), and southern root knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita), with resistance to Verticillium wilt, and moderate resistance to bacterial wilt. Reaction to Aphanomyces root rot (race 1) has not been adequately tested..

4. Seed increase of PGI 801 is on a limited generation basis with one generation of breeder and two generations of the 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 under cage isolation near Woodland, California in 1995. Sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety will be maintained by Cal/West Seeds. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited to 3 and 6 years, respectively..

5. Certified seed of PGI 801 will be available in 2003..

6. No decision has been made regarding Plant Variety Protection..

7. This information can be forwarded to the PVP office..

8. Variety Name:PGI 801.

Experimental Designation: PGI 58073.

Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety: January 2004..

Date previous amendments were accepted:.

Date this amendment submitted: November 30, 2005.

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