Host organism: Beta vulgaris (Sugar beet)
sugar beet

herbicide tolerance (glyphosate)

Project title: 
Experimental program for the development of Roundup Ready (glyphosate - tolerant) sugar beet, 2000-2005 (T9100152)
Novartis Seeds
Year(s) of release: 
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
March-April until September-November
In 2000: Opvelp, Avernas, Piétrebais
Total surface: 
In 2000: 2250 m2
Containment measures: 

According to the Belgian protocol for transgenic sugar beets, valid for the year 2000, a border of ryegrass or naked soil of 5 m needs to be guaranteed. If harvest or destruction of the trial is planned after the start of the sugar beet dig up campaign an additional isolation distance of 25 m to neighbouring sugar beet crops needs to be applied. Sugar beets are only tested during the vegetative stage. Bolters and volunteer plants will be destroyed, the vegetative material by chopping and incorporation in the soil.

Monitoring measures: 

After the trial the field will be followed up during 2 years. The first year after cultivation of the GM beets only a monocot can be cultivated. The second year all crops except beet are allowed.


- 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 experiment will be done in accordance with the Belgian protocol for transgenic sugar beets valid for the year 2000. This experiment is a repetition of B/BE/97/VWSP1 and B/BE/99/VWSP6. Three trials will be done by the IRBAB-KBIVB. All the operations conducted during the trial will be recorded in a logbook, according to the sugar beet protocol.