Highline

This cultivar is a broad based permplasm pool developed by a combination of phenotypic recurrent selection and modified convergent improvement using 21 different source pools in the university of California alfalfa breeding program. The component population had previously been selected for resistance to scald, saline soil conditions, smog, root knot nematode (Meloidogyne sp.), Phytophthora root rot (Phytophthora megasperma), anthracnose (Colletotrichun trifolii), Downy mildew (Peronosphora trifoliorum), bacterial wilt (Clavibactor insidiosum), a root complex including Stagnospora (Stagnospora meliloti) and Fusarium root rot (Fusarium Oxysporum), blue alfalfa aphid (Acyrthosiphon kondoie), Pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum), and spotted alfalfa aphid (Threioaphis maculata). This germplasm pool is composed of: 0%, M. Falcata; 0%, Ladak; 0%, M. varia; 8%,Turkistan; 0%, Flemish; 7%, Chilean; 0%, Pervian; 19%, Indian; 46%, African; 3% Arabian; and 16%, unknown sources of germplasm.