Integrity was selected for tolerance to continuous grazing and for
resistance to the following pests: bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt,
Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, anthracnose (race 1),
Aphanomyces root rot (races 1 and 2). Phenotypic recurrent selection was
2. Integrity appears
to be adapted to the North Central Region of the U.S. It is
intended for use in the North Central Regions of the U.S. It bas
been tested in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
3. Fall dormancy
of Integrity is similar to the FD 4 check. Flower color of Syn 2
generation is approximately 64% purple and 36% variegated with a trace
of yellow, white and cream.
4. Integrity has
high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Verticillium wilt, anthracnose
(race 1), Phytophthora root rot and Aphanomyces root rot (race 1) and
resistance to Aphanomyces root rot (race 2). It has not been evaluated
for resistance to pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid,
stem nematode and root knot nematode.
5. Seed increase is limited to one generation each of breeder (syn 1), foundation (syn 2) and certified (syn 3) seed classes. Certified seed (syn 2 or 3) may be produced from either breeder or foundation classes. A 1, 3 and 6 year stand life is permitted on fields producing breeder, foundation and certified seed classes respectively. Foundation seed production is limited to the Pacific Northwest. Breeder seed was produced in 2001. ABI will maintain sufficient seed stocks for the life of the variety.
6. Certified seed will be available in 2004.
7. Plant Variety Protection will not be applied for.
8. This information can be forwarded to the PVP office.
9. Variety Name: Integrity
Date submitted: November 2003