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EU identification numberB/BE/00/V6
Institution/CompanyAventis CropScience
Year of release2000
Title of projectExperimental seed production of Brassica juncea(Indian Mustard) hybrid parental lines.
Organism Common NameIndian Mostard
Organism Scientific NameBrassica juncea
Traitmale sterility, fertility restorer
Total surface1.400 m2
Period of releaseMay-October
Number of sites2
LocationsLotenhulle, Deinze
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 Brassicaceae fields. Nonharvested indian mustard will be destructed. Post-harvest germed seedlingswill be destructed.
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.
Type of procedureClassical procedure - Art. 9§1 of RoyalDecision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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