male sterility, fertility restorer, herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)
An isolation distance of 400 m to other oilseed rape fields will be guaranteed as well as a 6 m border of non-transgenic material. For seed production trials (MS8 and RF3) no border needs to be applied but an isolation distance of at least 800 m from commercial oilseed rape cultures must be used. Storage of harvest until EU approval. The development of the field will be followed after the trials.
When most seeds have germinated a herbicide treatment or shallow cultivation will be applied to kill all seedlings. The next season treatments will be applied to control volunteer oilseed rape.
- 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.
This programme was already tested in Belgium under the notification B/BE/94/W2. MS8 and RF3 have been assessed positively by the Belgian Biosafety Advisory Council in the context of the EU procedure for commercialisation (notification B/BE/96/01).