WL 335HQ

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, Phytophthora root rot, and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1 and Race 2).

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

3. Test variety is Moderately Fall Dormant, similar to FD4 check. Test variety is Extremely Winterhardy, similar to WS1 check. Flower color (Syn2) is 92% purple, 8% variegated with a trace of yellow, white and cream. This variety has high multifoliolate leaf expression.

4. This variety has high resistance to anthracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, pea aphid, and Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1); moderate resistance to stem nematode and root-knot nematode (M. hapla); with resistance to 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 greenhouse in 1999 and in the field near Nampa, ID in 2000. 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 2004.

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.

Variety Name WL 335HQ

Experimental Designation(s) FG 40M158

Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety January 2004

Date(s) previous amendments were accepted None

Date amendment submitted November 1, 2005

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