ALFALFA		Descriptor Site(s): PGRC
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Contains characteristic data on Alfalfa (Medicago)
accessions .   Contact Dr. Axel Diederichsen
(306)956-2893, fax (306)956-7246 diederichsen@em.agr.ca

Descriptor: ACIDSOIL     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

RATIO OF ROOT DRY WEIGHT BELOW 1 INCH IN ACID SOIL TO ROOT
DRY WEIGHT BELOW 1 INCH IN LIME SOIL.  DATA IS COMPARED TO
AN ACID TOLERANT CHECK.


Descriptor: ADFLEAF     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

ACID DETERGENT FIBER OF THE LEAF TAKEN AT MATURITY


Descriptor: ADFSTEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

ACID DETERGENT FIBER OF STEM TAKEN AT MATURITY


Descriptor: ALFPLTBUG     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO ALFALFA PLANT BUG
(ADELPHOCORIS LINEOLATUS).


Descriptor: ALFWEEVIL     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENTAGE OF DEFOLIATION FROM ALFALFA WEEVIL. (HYPERA
POSTICA).


Descriptor: ANTHRAC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO ANTHRACNOSE (COLLETOTRICHUM
TRIFOLII).


Descriptor: APHAN     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT RESISTANT PLANTS TO APHANOMYCES EUTIECHES.


Descriptor: BACTERIALS     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     2   2                     8   3                     9


Descriptor: BACTERIALW     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    20   3                    12   4                     4
 2                     9


Descriptor: BACTWILT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO BACTERIAL WILT.
(CORYNEBACTERIUM INSIDIOSUM).


Descriptor: BLACKSTEM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 2                    12   3                     7


Descriptor: BLUEAPHID     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF SEEDLING SURVIVAL AFTER BLUE APHID DAMAGE.
(ACYRTHOSIPHON KONDOI).


Descriptor: CHROMNUM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

Chromosome number (x = 8)



Descriptor: CORE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

A flag to indicate the accession is part of the core subset

Code          Definition
----          ----------
Y             YES, ACCESSION IS PART OF THE CORE


Descriptor: CRNSTEMDIA     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

DIAMETER OF THE CROWN STEM

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NARROW
2             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
3             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
4             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
5             WIDE


Descriptor: CROWNBRAN     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

BRANCHING OF THE CROWN

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LOW
2             (1 = LOW,  5 = DEEP)
3             (1 = LOW,  5 = DEEP)
4             (1 = LOW,  5 = DEEP)
5             DEEP


Descriptor: CROWNDEPTH     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

DEPTH OF THE CROWN

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             SHALLOW
2             (1 = SHALLOW,  5 = DEEP)
3             (1 = SHALLOW,  5 = DEEP)
4             (1 = SHALLOW,  5 = DEEP)
5             DEEP


Descriptor: CROWNORIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

ORIGIN OF THE CROWN

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MANY THIN STEMS ORIGINATE AT THE SAME NARROW POINT
2             ONE MAJOR (THICK) STEM AND MANY SMALL ONES


Descriptor: CROWNWIDTH     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

WIDTH OF THE CROWN

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NARROW
2             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
3             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
4             (1 = NARROW,  5 = WIDE)
5             WIDE
U             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     4   2                    33   3                    26


Descriptor: CRUDELEAF     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

CRUDE PROTEIN IN THE LEAF


Descriptor: CRUDESTEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

CRUDE PROTEIN IN THE STEM


Descriptor: CRWNBUDNUM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

NUMBER OF CROWN BUDS

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             FEW
2             (1 = FEW,  5 = MANY)
3             (1 = FEW,  5 = MANY)
4             (1 = FEW,  5 = MANY)
5             MANY


Descriptor: CRWNWDTHME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MOST COMMON CROWN WIDTH. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             WIDE
9             NARROW


Descriptor: DAYSMAT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND CUT


Descriptor: DETTAPPERC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

DETERMINATE TAPROOT PERCENTAGE


Descriptor: DETTAPPOS     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

DETERMINATE TAPROOT POSITION

Code          Definition
----          ----------
0             EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 20 CM BELOW CROWN
1             (0 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW GROUND)
2             (0 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW GROUND)
3             (0 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW GROUND)
4             (0 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW GROUND)
5             EQUAL TO OR LESSTHAN 5 CM BELOW CROWN


Descriptor: DOWNYMILD     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO DOWNY MILDEW (PERONOSPORA
TRIFOLIORUM).


Descriptor: EGYALFWEEV     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO EGYPTIAN ALFALFA WEEVIL
(HYPERA BRUNNEIPENNIS).


Descriptor: FALLDORM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

MEASURED AS FALL GROWTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LEAST DORMANT
2             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
3             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
4             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
5             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
6             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
7             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
8             (1 = LEAST DORMANT,  9 = MOST DORMANT)
9             MOST DORMANT


Descriptor: FALLGROWTH     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

FALL GROWTH EVALUATED BY PLANT HEIGHT ON OCTOBER 11-12.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 41 CM
2             36-40 CM
3             31-35 CM
4             26-30 CM
5             21-25 CM
6             16-20 CM
7             11-15 CM
8             6-10 CM
9             LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 5 CM
U             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    12   2                    31   3                     6


Descriptor: FALLVIGME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

AMOUNT OF LATE FALL VEGETATIVE REGROWTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: FERTILITY     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Self-Tripping
2             Cross-Pollinated
3             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     1   2                   115


Descriptor: FIBRTMASS     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

FIBROUS ROOT MASS

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NONE
2             (1 = NONE,  5 = MANY)
3             (1 = NONE,  5 = MANY)
4             (1 = NONE,  5 = MANY)
5             MANY


Descriptor: FLOWCOLOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

FLOWER COLOR.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             PURPLE
2             VARIEGATED
3             CREAM
4             YELLOW
5             WHITE


Descriptor: FROSTDAM     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

FROST DAMAGE VISUALLY ESTIMATED ON OCTOBER 10, AFTER A
SEVERE FROST DURING THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LEAST
2             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
3             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
4             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
5             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
6             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
7             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
8             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
9             MOST


Descriptor: FUSWILT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO FUSARIUM WILT (FUSARIUM
OXYSPORUM).


Descriptor: GROWHABIT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

PLANT GROWTH HABIT EVALUATED DURING THE MID STAGE OF THE
SECOND REGROWTH (AUGUST 8-9).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             VERY DECUMBENT
2             DECUMBENT (NORSEMAN)
3             SEMI-DECUMBENT (VERNAL)
5             INTERMEDIATE (SARANAC)
7             SEMI-ERECT (MESILLA)
8             ERECT (CUF 101)
9             VERY ERECT


Descriptor: JAVRKNEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO JAVANESE ROOT KNOT NEMATODE
(MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA).


Descriptor: LEAFMINER     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO ALFALFA BLOTCH LEAF MINER
(AGROMYZA FRONTELLA).


Descriptor: LEAFSIZE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

LEAF SIZE VISUALLY ESTIMATED ON AUGUST 30.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LEAST
2             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
3             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
4             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
5             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
6             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
7             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
8             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
9             MOST
U             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     7   2                    47   3                     9


Descriptor: LEAFSPOT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO COMMON LEAF SPOT
(PSEUDOPEZIZA MEDICAGINIS).


Descriptor: LEPTOSPOT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO LEPTO SPOT
(LEPTOSPHAERULINA BRIOSIANA).


Descriptor: LYGUSBUG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

RESISTANCE TO LYGUS BUG

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NO DAMAGE
2             1 LEAF WILTED
3             2 LEAVES WILTED
4             3 LEAVES WILTED
5             PLANT DEAD, DRY
U             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 4                     1


Descriptor: MATURITY     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MORPHOLOGICAL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
U             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    19   2                    35   3                     2


Descriptor: MAXCRWNWD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MAXIMUM CROWN WIDTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             WIDE
9             NARROW


Descriptor: MAXFALLVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF FALL VIGOR.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MAXRECRATE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MAXIMUM RECOVERY RATE TAKEN APPROX. 15
DAYS AFTER FIRST OR SECOND CUTTING ON PLANTS NOT UNDER
DROUTH STRESS.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MAXIMUM GROWTH
9             MINIMUM GROWTH


Descriptor: MAXSDVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MAXIMUM SEEDLING GROWTH. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MAXSPRVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF SPRING VIGOR.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MAXSUMGROW     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

MAXIMUM SUMMER GROWTH HABIT.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             ERECT
9             PROSTRATE


Descriptor: MEADSPIT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO MEADOW SPITTLEBUG
(PHILAENUS SPUMARIUS).


Descriptor: MINCROWNWD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MINIMUM CROWN WIDTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             WIDE
9             NARROW


Descriptor: MINFALLVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MINIMUM FALL VIGOR.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MINREVRATE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MINIMUM RECOVERY RATE TAKEN APPROX. 15
DAYS AFTER FIRST OR SECOND CUTTING ON PLANTS NOT UNDER
DROUTH STRESS.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MAXIMUM GROWTH
9             MINIMUM GROWTH


Descriptor: MINSDLGVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MINIMUM SEEDLING GROWTH. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MINSPRVIG     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MINIMUM SPRING VIGOR. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: MINSUMGROW     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

MINIMUM SUMMER GROWTH HABIT.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             ERECT
9             PROSTRATE


Descriptor: MULTILFNUM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE PERCENTAGE OF PLANTS WITH
NON-TRIFOLIATE LEAVES.


Descriptor: NDFLEAF     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

NEUTRAL DETERGENT FIBER OF LEAF TAKEN AT MATURITY


Descriptor: NDFSTEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

NEUTRAL DETERGENT FIBER OF STEM TAKEN AT MATURITY


Descriptor: NORTHRKNEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO NORTHERN ROOT KNOT NEMATODE
(MELOIDOGYNE HAPLA).


Descriptor: PEAAPHID     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF SEEDLING SURVIVAL AFTER PEA APHID DAMAGE.
(ACRYTHOSIPHON PISUM).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             RESISTANT
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptib
4             Susceptible
5             UNKNOWN


Descriptor: PEPPERSPOT     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 4                     2


Descriptor: PERSISTENC     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             1-3 years
2             4-10 years
3             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     6   2                   107


Descriptor: PHYROOTROT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT
(PHYTOPHTHORA MEGASPERMA).


Descriptor: PHYTOPHTHO     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 2                     4   3                    16   4                    11


Descriptor: PLANTTYPE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Creeping
2             Upright
3             Prostrate
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    18   2                    46   3                     2


Descriptor: PLSZSPRMAX     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MAXIMUM SPRING SIZE. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PLSZSPRME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF SIZE AND DENSITY OF SPRING FOLIAGE.
CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PLSZSPRMIN     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE MINIMUM SPRING SIZE. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PLSZSUMMAX     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MAXIMUM SUMMER SIZE. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PLSZSUMME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF SIZE AND DENSITY OF SUMMER FOLIAGE.
CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PLSZSUMMIN     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

VISUAL ESTIMATE OF MINIMUM SUMMER SIZE. CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LARGEST
9             SMALLEST


Descriptor: PODCOIL     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

POD COILING.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             TIGHTLY COILED
3             LOOSELY COILED
5             STRAIGHT


Descriptor: POLLENPROD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

POLLEN PRODUCTION.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NONE
2             SPARSE
3             INTERMEDIATE
4             NORMAL


Descriptor: POTLEAFHOP     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANT FOLIAGE YELLOWED BY POTATO LEAFHOPPER
(EMPOASCA FABAE).


Descriptor: PROTBYPASS     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

IN VITRO DRY MATTER DISAPPEARANCE (IVDMD) EXPRESSED AS A
PERCENT OF THE CULTIVAR VENAL.  HIGHER THAN 100% SUGGESTS
LOW DIGESTIBILITY & HIGHER BY-PASS PROTEIN.


Descriptor: PUBESCENCE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

PUBESCENCE.  CODED 1-5.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             SPARSE
5             DENSE


Descriptor: RECOVERYAF     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Rapid
2             Medium
3             Slow
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    12   2                    34   3                    12


Descriptor: RECOVRATE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

RECOVERY RATE VISUALLY ESTIMATED 2 WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST
SPRING CUTTING (MID JULY).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             VERY SLOW
2             SLOW (NORSEMAN)
3             MODERATE (VERNAL)
5             INTERMEDIATE (SARANAC)
7             ACTIVE (MESILLA)
8             FAST (CUF 101)
9             VERY FAST


Descriptor: RECRATEME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

A VISUAL ESTIMATE OF THE RECOVERY RATE TAKEN APPROXIMATELY
15 DAYS AFTER FIRST OR SECOND CUTTING ON PLANTS NOT UNDER
DROUTH STRESS.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MAXIMUM
9             MINIMUM


Descriptor: RHIZOC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT RESISTANCE TO RHIZOCTONIA.


Descriptor: ROOTCURC     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO CLOVER ROOT CURCULIO
(SITONIA HISPIDULUS).


Descriptor: ROOTDIAM2     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

SECONDARY ROOT DIAMETER

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             2-5 MM
2             (1 = 2-5 MM,  5 = GREATER THAN 12.5 MM)
3             (1 = 2-5 MM,  5 = GREATER THAN 12.5 MM)
4             (1 = 2-5 MM,  5 = GREATER THAN 12.5 MM)
5             GREATER THAN 12.5 MM


Descriptor: ROOTNUM2     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

NUMBER OF SECONDARY ROOTS

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             0 TO 1
2             (1 = 0 TO 1,  6 = GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12)
3             (1 = 0 TO 1,  6 = GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12)
4             (1 = 0 TO 1,  6 = GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12)
5             (1 = 0 TO 1,  6 = GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12)
6             GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12


Descriptor: ROOTPOS2     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

SECONDARY ROOT POSITION

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 20 CM BELOW CROWN
2             (1 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW CROWN)
3             (1 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW CROWN)
4             (1 - >= 20 CM BELOW CROWN,  5 - <= 5 CM BELOW CROWN)
5             LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 5 CM BELOW CROWN


Descriptor: ROOTPROLIF     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENTAGE OF PLANTS IN POPULATION DEVELOPING STEM BUDS ON
LATERAL ROOTS.


Descriptor: ROOTTYPE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

AMOUNT OF ROOT BRANCHING.  CODED 1-5.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             NONE
5             EXTENSIVE


Descriptor: RUST     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO RUST (UROMYCES STRIATUS).
(UROMYCES STRIATUS).

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             RESISTANT
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptib
4             Susceptible
5             UNKNOWN


Descriptor: SALTGERM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

SODIUM CHLORIDE CONCENTRATION WHICH INHIBITS GERMINATION
OF 50% OF THE VIABLE SEED.


Descriptor: SALTSTRESS     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

THE RATIO OF MEAN REGROWTH AMOUNT UNDER SALT STRESS TO
THAT PRODUCED UNDER NON-STRESS CONDITIONS EXPRESSED AS A
PROPORTION OF THE RATIO FOR A CONTROL CULTIVAR(S).


Descriptor: SCLEROT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT RESISTANT PLANTS TO SCLEROTINIA.


Descriptor: SCLEROTINI     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 2                     4   3                    17   4                     3


Descriptor: SDCHALCID     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO ALFALFA SEED CHALCID
(BRUCHOPHAGUS RODDI).


Descriptor: SDLGVIGME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

AMOUNT OF VEGETATIVE GROWTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
9             LEAST


Descriptor: SDLGVIGOR     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

SEEDLING VIGOR VISUALLY ESTIMATED AS PLANT SIZE DURING THE
FOURTH WEEK AFTER GERMINATION.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LEAST
2             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
3             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
4             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
5             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
6             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
7             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
8             (1 = LEAST,  9 = MOST)
9             MOST


Descriptor: SDLGYRYLD     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

SEEDLING YEAR YIELD MEASURED IN GRAMS OF DRY MATTER PER
PLOT.


Descriptor: SEEDPROD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

SEED PRODUCTIVITY.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             GOOD
2             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
3             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
4             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
5             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
6             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
7             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
8             (1 = GOOD,  9 = BAD)
9             BAD


Descriptor: SEEDWGT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

WEIGHT OF 100 SEEDS IN GRAMS.


Descriptor: SOMCHRMNUM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

SOMATIC CHROMOSOME NUMBER.


Descriptor: SOUTHRKNEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO SOUTHERN ROOT KNOT NEMATODE
(MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA).


Descriptor: SPOTALFAPH     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF SEEDLING SURVIVAL AFTER SPOTTED ALFALFA APHID
DAMAGE (THERIOAPHIS MACULATA).


Descriptor: SPRBLSTEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO SPRING BLACK STEM (PHOMA
MEDICAGINIS).


Descriptor: SPRGVIGME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

AMOUNT OF LATE SPRING VEGETATIVE REGROWTH AT PRE-BUD STAGE
OF GROWTH.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             MOST
2             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
3             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
4             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
5             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
6             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
7             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
8             (1 = MOST,  9 = LEAST)
9             LEAST


Descriptor: STANDSURV     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PRESENT STAND AS PERCENT OF ORIGINAL - 1ST READING TAKEN
APPROX. 2 WEEKS AFTER TRANSPLANT.  STAND COUNTS TO BE MADE
4 TIMES: AFTER PLANTING; 1ST FALL; 2ND SPRING; 2ND FALL.


Descriptor: STEMLFRAT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

STEM LEAF RATIO


Descriptor: STEMNEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO STEM NEMATODE (DITYLENCHUS
DIPSACI).


Descriptor: STEMPHLFSP     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO STEMPHYLIUM LEAF SPOT
(STEMPHYLIUM BOTRYOSUM).


Descriptor: STEMSIZE     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Small
2             Medium
3             Large
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     7   2                    44   3                    10


Descriptor: STRESSGERM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT GERMINATION UNDER STRESS.


Descriptor: SUMBLSTEM     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO SUMMER BLACK STEM
(CERCOSPORA MEDICAGINIS).


Descriptor: SUMGROWME     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

SUMMER GROWTH HABIT MEAN.  CODED 1-9.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             ERECT
9             PROSTRATE


Descriptor: TAPROOTDIA     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

DIAMETER OF THE TAPROOT

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 5 MM
2             (1 - <= 5MM,  5 - >= 12.5 MM)
3             (1 - <= 5MM,  5 - >= 12.5 MM)
4             (1 - <= 5MM,  5 - >= 12.5 MM)
5             GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 12.5 MM


Descriptor: TOLERANCEA     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Good
2             Fair
3             Poor
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     1   2                     5   3                    16


Descriptor: TOLERANCEP     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Good
2             Fair
3             Poor
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     3   2                    21   3                     9


Descriptor: TOLERANCET     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Good
2             Fair
3             Poor
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    21   2                     9


Descriptor: UILENGTH     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

UNIFOLIATE INTERNODE LENGTH - THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE
COTYLEDONARY NODE AND THE UNIFOLIATE LEAF NODE MEASURED IN
MILLIMETERS.


Descriptor: VERTICILLI     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Resistant
2             Moderately Resistant
3             Moderately Susceptible
4             Susceptible
5             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                     3   3                     3   4                     2
 2                     7


Descriptor: VERTWILT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO VERTICILLIUM WILT
(VERTICILLIUM ALBO-ATRUM).


Descriptor: WINTERHARD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Good
2             Fair
3             Poor
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    48   2                     6   3                     2


Descriptor: WINTERINJ     obtype: CHAR    CGC: YES

WINTER INJURY VISUALLY EVALUATED FOR DAMAGE AND DEATH.

Code          Definition
----          ----------
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9


Descriptor: YELLFBLOT     obtype: NUMERIC    CGC: YES

PERCENT OF PLANTS RESISTANT TO YELLOW LEAF BLOTCH
(PSEUDOPEZIZA JONESII).


Descriptor: YIELD     obtype: CHAR    CGC: N


Code          Definition
----          ----------
1             Good
2             Fair
3             Poor
4             Unknown

 Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.   Value             Freq.
 ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----   ----------------- -----
 1                    36   2                    17   3                     3