Host organism: Brassica juncea (Indian Mustard)

male sterility, fertility restorer, herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Experimental seed production of Brassica juncea (Indian Mustard) hybrid parental lines
Aventis CropScience
Year(s) of release: 
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
Lotenhulle, Deinze
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
1400 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 indian mustard as well as the post-harvest germinated seedlings will be destroyed. Harvest must be done before complete ripening.

Monitoring measures: 

A 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 - Art. 9§1 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998

All the operations conducted in the trials will be recorded in a logbook, according to the Brassicaceae protocol.