1. 53Q60 is an 8 clone synthetic variety. Parent clones were phenotypically selected from several Pioneer I experimental populations for one or more of the following: field appearance, winter survival, seed yield, and resistance to one or more of the following diseases: bacterial wilt, anthracnose (race I), Phytophthora root rot. In addition, parents were selected based on OP progeny performance for forage yield, forage quality, fall dormancy, bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora root rot, Aphanomyces root rot (race 1), anthracnose (race 1), stem nematode, pea aphid, and spotted