Host organism: Malus pumila (Apple tree)
fungal disease resistance (scab, mildew, fruit tree canker)
Testing of genetically modified apple trees with enhanced resistance to fungi
Plant Research International
Year(s) of release:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Period of release:
Number of sites:
2.500 m2 with 464 trees (could be enlarged till 3.850 m2 and 480 trees)
Authorization procedure completed. The notifier did not receive the authorisation of the competent Minister to carry out the trial.
Type of procedure:
Classical procedure - Art. 9§1 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998
Information for the public
Information related to the decision procedure
29 March 2002: The Minister for Environment and Agriculture of the Flemish Region does not support the advice of the Biosafety Advisory Council a.i. and gives a negative advice for this field trial.
23 April 2002: The Federal Minister gives a final decision (negative) for this field trial.
18 March 2002: The Biosafety Advisory Council a.i. issues a positive advice (with conditions) for this field trial.
In April 2002, Ms Aelvoet, Federal Minister of Consumer Protection, Public Health and Environment, send to the Service of Biosafety and Biotechnology (SBB) a list of questions related to the risk assessment of several requests for field trials, i.e. dossiers B/BE/02/V1, B/BE/02/V3, B/BE/02/VW4, B/BE/02/V5 and B/BE/02/BWSP6.