1. ICB-34 was developed in the greenhouse by hand-crossing 150 selected plants from WL-318 and 150 plants from Vertus, a moderately dormant flemish cultivar. Germplasm sources for ICB-34 are estimated to be Flemish (50%) and unknown (50%). A complementary strain crossing method was employed.
2. Proposed areas of intended use for ICB-34 are the inter-mountain areas of northern California, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and southern Idaho. ICB-34 has been tested for forage yield in: Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and California.
3. ICB-34 is moderately dormant and is similar to DuPuits in dormancy. Flower color is approximately 99% purple and 1% variegated.
4. ICB-34 is resistant to Fusarium wilt, moderately resistant to: anthracnose, bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, and Phytophthora root rot. It has not been tested for: stem nematode, pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid or blue alfalfa aphid.
5. Seed increases of ICB-34 shall be on a limited generation basis,with one generation of breeders (syn 2) seed and one or two generations of foundation (syn 3 or 4) with the syn 4 generation produced only at the breeders option. Certified seed will be the first generation from either breeders (syn 2) or foundation (syn 3 or 4) at breeder's option. Breeders, foundation or certified seed are limited to 1, 3, and 4 years respectively, for length of stand. No other generation or class of seed will be recognized.
6. Certified seed will first be offered for sale in 1988.
7. Application for protection under the Plant Variety Protection act will be made. The Certification option will not be requested.
8. As a means of added varietal protection this application will be filed with the P.V.P. office.