1. ZG 9438 has 245 parent plants tracing to the variety 2444. 2444 was seeded into replicated plots at Eatonton, GA in Oct 1991. Plots were grazed continuously for approximately 150 days in 1992 and 1993. Plots were dug in October 1993 with the healthiest plants with large symmetrical crowns saved. Breeder seed (Syn 1) was produced in the greenhouse on the original 245 plants and harvested in bulk in the spring of1994. Additional breeder seed was produced in the field near Nampa, ID in 1994 from the original parent plants and approximately 20 cuttings of each clone transplanted at random and harvested in bulk.  Estimated % germplasm sources contributing to the genetic constitution of this variety. Varia