male sterility, fertility restorer, herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)
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 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.
One year after experimentation the cultivation of Brassica will be forbidden and the field will be followed as long as volunteers are observable. 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.
(*)The trial was continued in 2001 as part of the notification B/BE/00/VWSP9. The notifications B/BE/00/VWSP9 and B/BE/00/VWSP10 were joint together in 2001 under the dossier B/BE/00/VWSP9. Special trial conditions are used for the biosafety trial at Mettet. All the operations conducted during the trials will be recorded in a logbook, according to the Brassicaceae protcol.