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EU identification numberB/BE/00/V5
Institution/CompanyAventis CropScience
Year of release2000
Title of projectField evaluation with genetically modified podshatter resistant oilseed rape.
Organism Common NameOilseed rape
Organism Scientific NameBrassica napus
Traitpod shatter-R, glufosinate-R
Total surface7.452 m2
Period of releaseSpring oilseed rape: April-October 
Number of sites1
Containment measuresAccording to the Belgian protocol for Brassicaceae(valid for the year 2000). The plot has to be free of seed drill. Isolationdistance of 1000 m to neighbouring commercial Brassica fields. Non harvestedoilseed rape will be destructed. Post-harvest germed seedlings will bedestructed.
MonitoringA year after experimentation the cultivationof Brassicaca will be forbidden and the field will be followed as longas regrowths are observable: destruction of volunteers and wild relatives.
RemarksRepetition of B/BE/99/VW3. No demand of prolongationfor winter oilseed rape. 
Type of procedureClassical procedure - Art. 9§1 of RoyalDecision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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