Host organism: Brassica napus (Oilseed rape)

lowered glucosinolate, herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Field evaluation of glucosinolate reduction in oilseed rape
Aventis CropScience (PGS)
Year(s) of release: 
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
De Pinte
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
1624 m2
Containment measures: 

According to the Belgian protocol for transgenic Brassicaceae (valid for the year 2000) an isolation distance of 1000 m to neighbouring commercial Brassicaceae fields has to be guaranteed as well as the cleaning of the drill and the combine before and after experiment. Within the isolation distance the presence of bee-keepers needs to be checked. The non-harvested oilseed rape as well as the post-harvest germinated seedlings will be destroyed. Harvest must be done before complete ripening.

Monitoring measures: 

One year after experimentation the cultivation of Brassica will be forbidden and the field will be followed as long as volunteer plants are observable. The volunteers and wild relatives will be destroyed.


- 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 (repetition) - Art. 9§2 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998

The programme was already tested in Belgium (repetition of the dossiers B/BE/99/VW1, B/BE/98/V5 and B/BE/97/VW7). All the operations conducted during the trials will be recorded in a logbook, according to the Brassicaceae protocol.