Host organism: Brassica napus (Oilseed rape)

male sterility, fertility restorer, herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Selection and breeding program of Brassica napus hybrid parental lines and hybrids - 5 year program
Aventis CropScience
Year(s) of release: 
2000, 2001(*), 2002(*), 2003(*), 2004(*)
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
Spring oilseed rape: April-October (2000) / Winter oilseed rape: August-September (2000-2001)
Spring: Eke-Nazareth, Impe, Boulers // Winter: Woubrechtegem, Velzeke, Gavere, Beerlegem, Salles, Petegem, Oordegem, Nazareth, Mettet, Massemen, Macon, Astene
Total surface: 
In 2000: spring: 40000 m2 / winter: 335110 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 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 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.

Type of procedure: 
Simplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998

(*)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.