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Enhanced Yield, Traffic Tolerance and Stand Persistence

Fall Dormancy 4 | Winterhardiness 2.1 | 3-4 Cuttings a season

• Treated with Apron XL® fungicide and inoculant. 
• High resistance to Phoma crown rot, the “Traffic Disease” and five other common yield-robbing diseases
• Unique plant type like AmeriStand 403T with large, deep-seated crown, fine stems, abundant leaf mass and crown bud activity

Selected for Survival and Persistence

Under severe selection pressure for Phytophthora root rot and winter injury, the surviving parent plants had the best root and crown health. The exposure to traffic for three years helped create large and deeper crowns, high root and crown carbohydrate reserves for re-growth and winter survival. The increased resistance to the crown rot complex including Phoma crown rot increases potential for higher yields and stand establishment. Young seedlings are vigorous and resistant to root rots in the critical first two weeks after planting. 

Traffic Tested™ varieties are bred and selected for improved plant types with: 
• Large deep-seated crowns
• Fine stems
• Abundant leaf mass
• Large roots to store energy
• Heavy plant weight


Performance Profile
Traffic Tested™ Excellent
Yield Potential Excellent
Forage Quality Potential Excellent
Stand Persistence Excellent
Recovery After Cutting Fast
Resistance Ratings
Phytophthora Root Rot HR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1) HR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 2) R
Anthracnose HR
Verticillium Wilt HR
Bacterial Wilt HR
Pea Aphid R
Stem Nematode MR

HR = >51% Resistance, R = 31-50% Resistance, MR = 15-30% Resistance LR = 6-14% Resistance