herbicide tolerance (glufosinate), male sterility, fertility restorer
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.
A 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.
Authorization procedure completed. The notifier was granted authorization from the Federal Minister to perform the trial.
Repetition of the dossier B/BE/00/V7. Awaiting the validation of the protocol for Brassicaceae for the year 2001, the previous protocol (valid for the year 2000) remains in place. A post-release treatment will destroy any remained plant material. All the operations conducted during the trial will be recorded in a logbook, according to this protocol.
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Information related to the decision procedure
17 April 2001: The Scientific Committee Transgenic Plants of the Biosafety Advisory Council a.i. issues a positive advice (with conditions) for this field trial.
June 2001: The Federal Minister gives a final decision (positive with conditions) for this field trial.