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EU identification numberB/BE/96/VSP13A
Institution/CompanyAventis CropScience (AgrEvo)
Year of release1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Title of projectBeta vulgaris; study on the aspects of a futurecommercial introduction of glufosinate tolerant sugar beet in Belgian croptechnicaland regulatory conditions.
Organism Common NameSugar beet
Organism Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Total surfaceIn 2000: 4.800 m2
Period of releaseApril-September
Number of sitesIn 2000: 5
LocationsIn 2000: Boutersem, Meldert, Piétrebais,Bierbeek
Containment measuresAccording to the Belgian protocol for sugarbeets. Isolation distance of 25 m to neighbouring sugar beet crop. Ryegrassborder of 5 m. Harvest before commercial sugar beet campaign. Sugar beets(two-year crop) are only tested during the vegetative stage. Destructionof bolters and volunteer plants. Destruction of vegetative material atend of experiment by chopping and soil incorporation.
MonitoringFollow up of field during 2 years: destructionof volunteers and bolters.
RemarksTwo trials of Aventis (2.100 m2) and three ofIRBAB-KBIVB (2.700 m2).
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (continued) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodySBB - Secretariat of Biosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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