Host organism: Zea mays (Maize)
Zea Mays photo

oxidative stress resistance (superoxide dismutase), herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Field trial with hybrid maize which one of the parent lines is a transgenic line containing a chimeric gene coding for superoxide dismutase
PAU Semences
Year(s) of release: 
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
April-May until October-November
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
1036 m2
Containment measures: 

An isolation distance of 300 m to other fields containing conventional maize needs to be respected. The transgenic material also needs to be surrounded by a non-transgenic maize border of 4 rows. Before and after the experiment the cleaning of the drill will be guaranteed. At the end of the experiment the vegetative material and the non-transgenic maize border will be destroyed (incorporation into soil).

Monitoring measures: 

After harvest the volunteer plants need to be controlled and destroyed. The first years after the trials, the cultivation of maize at the location of the trials will be forbidden.


- The Biosafety Advisory Council a.i. issued a positive advice (with conditions) for this field trial.- Authorization procedure completed. The notifier was granted authorization from the Federal Minister to perform the trial.

Type of procedure: 
Classical procedure - Art. 9§1 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998