Host organism: Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Selection program of glufosinate tolerant chicory lines and families in view of the production of new synthetic varieties and tolerant hybrids
Year(s) of release: 
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Effective year(s) of release: 
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Period of release: 
In 2001: Pottes, Warcoing, Escanaffles(*). (*)The trial of Escanaffles (600 m2) was not carried out due to the bad weather conditions.
Total surface: 
In 2001: initially 2100 m2, finally 1500 m2(*)
Containment measures: 

Seed production is carried out under physical containment conditions (greenhouse or pollen-free cages). According to the Belgian protocol for transgenic chicory valid for the year 2001 an isolation border of 5 m (e.g. ryegras) needs to be guaranteed. If harvest of the trial is planned after the start of the traditional dig up campaign, an additional isolation distance of 25 m to neighbouring Chicorium species need to be applied. Chicory is only tested during the vegetative stage. No flowering allowed.

Monitoring measures: 

After harvest potential volunteer plants will be destroyeded. The way of monitoring the trials is still under discussion.


Authorization procedure completed. The notifier was granted authorization from the Federal Minister to perform the trial.

Type of procedure: 
Simplified procedure (continued) - Art. 9§3 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998

The trials need to be executed in accordance with the protocol of chicory valid for the year 2001. All the operations conducted during the trial will be recorded in a logbook, according to this protocol.

Information related to the decision procedure