Host organism: Solanum tuberosum (Potato)

fungal disease resistance

Project title: 
Comparison of potatoes genetically modified to express an enhanced resistance to fungal pathogens with existing non-modified varieties, grown under standard agronomic conditions
Syngenta Mogen
Year(s) of release: 
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
5000 m2 / surface transgenic material: 500 m2
Containment measures: 

An isolation distance of 40 m from each other potato field combined with a maize border of 4 rows will be guaranteed to reduce the risk of transgene transfer by pollen. Also the destruction of transgenic and non-transgenic material will be guaranteed. Foliage of the plants will be killed before the tubers are dugged up. The tubers are transported in closed containers.

Monitoring measures: 

The period of monitoring will be expanded to one year after the observation of the last volunteer. During that period potato will not be allowed as a follow-up cultivar.


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

For the cultivation of the next cultivar the soil of the trial can not be ploughed, so the remaining potatoes stay at the surface and are destroyed by the frost or as volunteer plants in the follow-up cultivar. All the operations conducted during the trial will be recorded in a logbook.

Information related to the decision procedure