Host organism: Zea mays (Maize)
Zea Mays photo

insect resistance (European corn borer), herbicide tolerance (glufosinate)

Project title: 
Evaluation of new insect tolerant corn lines
Plant Genetic Systems
Year(s) of release: 
Effective year(s) of release: 
Period of release: 
Afsnee (PGS farm)
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
200 m2
Containment measures: 

The release will be conducted in a greenhouse. The seeds will be harvested manually to prevent unintended seed loss. All traces of vegetative transgenic plant material will be destroyed at the end of the experiment. An insecticidal treatment will be applied in the greenhouse at the end of the experiment to eliminate the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) used for the artificial infestation.

Monitoring measures: 

After the trial the greenhouse will be monitored by the notifier for two years. In particular the potential volunteers must be destroyed.


- 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.

Type of procedure: 
Classical procedure (repetition) - Art. 9§2 of Royal Decree of 18 December 1998

Repetition of the dossier B/BE/98/V1. Trial in greenhouse with artificial infestation by the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis). All the operations conducted during the trial will be recorded in a logbook.


There are no documents available for this field trial.